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June 1937 called 
vol ,8, no. 11 




. • - Alumni News 





Older than the first building, these monurchs have watched over every Maryland student. 


The University of Maryland 

1807== 1856= =1920 

N 1920, by Act of Legislature of the State of Maryland, the present University of Maryland 
was founded by the merging of the Maryland State College and the University of Mary- 
land, Baltimore, forming the strong institution now known as the University of Maryland. 

The three major dates in the history of the University of Maryland are imbued with a story 
of progress that reads like a romance. In 180 7, the College of Medicine of Maryland, Balti- 
more, fifth oldest, in the country and the progenitor of the University of Maryland, was organ- 
ized. Its beginning marked a great step not only in the history of the State, but one well in 
keeping with the vast progress of the nation in education. The first class was graduated in 

The Baltimore Infirmary (now the University Hospital) and the School of Law were built 
in 182 3. A Department of Dentistry was added in 1882, and a School of Nursing in 1889. 
In 1904, the Maryland College of Pharmacy, (1841) and third in the U. S., was merged with 
the University of Maryland, and in 192 3, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (1840 — 
the oldest dental school in the world) was amalgamated with the School of Dentistry, Univer- 
sity of Maryland. 

1856 marked the chartering of the Maryland Agricultural College at College Park, second 
agricultural college of the Western Hemisphere. 

Enrollment for the year of 1936-3 7 was 1,998 undergraduates in College Park, 1,265 in 
Baltimore schools, 277 in Graduate School, College Park, 1,077 in Summer School, and 2,- 
3 I 2 in Short Courses. 

Total enrollment (less duplication) 6,513. 

p olume 1\ 

ienator Tydings, '10, 
Defends Military 

, Senator Millard E. Tydings, 10, de- 
I vered a very impressive extempora- 
eous talk before the Rural Women's 
ihort Course held at the University 
, his summer. Speaking about the mil- 
ary program of the United States, he 
xplained rather clearly just why we 
hould have an adequate system of 
lilitary defense in this era of eco- 
nomic and world unrest. A wise de- 
ense is necessary for this counrty. 
'he Senator said, "We all want Peace 
-let us be tolerant as to the way to 
'ttain it. No one," he said, "has a 
atent on the best way." 
The Senator accompanied Mrs. Tyd- 
ngs to the University who was on the 
. Ihort Course program to speak on 
' <overnment. Another speaker on this 
ccasion was Miss Jeanette Rankin, 
j rst woman member to Congress and 
I ow legislative secretary of the Na- 
; lonal Council for Prevention of War. 
Nearly a thousand people were on 
and for the program of which eight 
lundred were registered for the week's 
course under the auspices of the Uni- 
versity's Extension Service. Practi- 
cally every county in the State was 


;Col. Calvert Re-Elected 

Colonel George H. Calvert, Jr., '92, 
nas been re-elected for the tenth con- 
secutive term as president of the Mary- 
land Society of Washington. He has 
,ilso been chosen vice-president of the 
Southern Society of Washington rep- 
resenting the State of Maryland. 

Colonel Calvert made an address at 
the recent "Maryland Day" meeting of 
phe Democratic League of the District 
of Columbia held at the Grafton Hotel 
[in Washington. He was introduced by 
jVIr. Arthur Clarendon Smith, president 
of the league, as a candidate for the 
Democratic nomination for governor of 


"How did you happen to oversleep 
this A. M.?" 

"There are eight of us in the house 
and the alarm was set only for seven." 

Alumni Association 

E. P. Zalesak, 'lt> Preaidt ni 

Collts* l'.'uk, Md. 

C. Walter Coi.k, '21 Yicc-Preaidtmi 

Tows. m. Mil. 

G. F. Pollock, '23 See-Treasurer 

College Park, Md. 

[Note — The officers named above are also mem- 
bers of the Alumni Board.] 
REUBEN BRIGHAM, '08 Arts and Sciences 
CHARLES V. KOONS, '20 Engineering 

P. W. CHICHESTER. '20 Education 

D. H. ADAMS, "28 Agriculture 

RUTH MILES, '31 Home Economics 

Members at Large 

Women's Rep. 
GEORGE WEBER, '33 Men's Rep. 

G. F. Pollock, '23 Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly by 
the University of Maryland Alumni Association 
at College Park, Md., as second-class matter 
under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. 

Annual Alumni Association dues are $2.00. 
One year's subscription to Alumni News, 50 

Group Leaders 

Allegany County: E. Brooke Whit- 
ing, '98, President; Dr. Joseph Frank- 
lin, '21, Secretary, Cumberland, Md. 

Baltimore County : C. Walter Cole, 
'21, President; H. B. Derrick, '17, Sec- 
retary, Towson, Md. 

Baltimore City: Chester Tawney, 
'31, President, 4022 Roland Ave.; E. 
Gordon Hammond, '34, Secretary, 1023 
W. Barre St., Baltimore, Md. 

Caroline County: George W. Clen- 
daniel, '20, President, Denton; Dr. 
Maurice A. Brackett, '21, Treasurer, 
Denton; Mrs. George W. Clendaniel, 
'21, Secretary, Denton. 

Harford County: W. B. Munni- 
khuysen, '14; H. M. Carroll, '20, Sec- 
retary, Bel Air, Md. 

Frederick County: J. Homer Rems- 
berg, '18, President; Henry R. Shoe- 
maker, '17, Secretary, Frederick, Md. 

New York City: Donald Kieffer, 
'30, President, 195 Broadway; Sarah 
Morris, '25, 140 E. 63rd St., New 
York City. 

Philadelphia: A. Moulton McNutt, 
'06, President, 413 Cooper St., Cam- 
den, N. J.; J. P. Mudd, '07, Secretary, 
173 Manhiem St., Philadelphia. 

Pittsburgh: E. Minor Wenner, '27, 
President, 1111 Gladys Ave.; Dr. A. 
A. Krieger, '32, Secretary, Highland 
Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Washington D. C: J. Douglas Wal- 
lop, '19, President, 6136 N. Dakota 
Ave. N. W.; C. Vinton Koons, '29, 419 
4th St., N. E., Washington. 


Campus Visitor 

Winn the boxing team went to the 
University of Wisconsin a year at:", 
they were entertained by Hamilton 

Rocke, '21, a faculty member at Wis- 
consin. Recently, Hamilton returned 
that visit but unfortunately found none 
of the boxers on the campus. Not be- 
in"; surprised, as school was over, he 
began his rounds looking for familiar 
faces among the faculty. 

At Wisconsin, Hamilton is a faculty 
member in the Department of Animal 
Husbandry, and in addition, has charge 
of the 700-acre experimental farm 
which joins the campus. Another of 
his jobs is the feed supply of the De- 

The University of Wisconsin has an 
enrollment of 9,000 and the campus is 
practically a part of the city of Madi- 
son. It is bounded on one side by the 
city and the lake on the other. 

"It was a good feeling," said Hamil- 
ton, "to see the Old Line campus, with 
the many improvements and the A.T.O. 
fraternity house of which he is a 


The Western Union Telegraph Com- 
pany is offering opportunities to grad- 
uates in Business Administration who 
wish to enter the communication field. 
The company's personnel manager 
writes as follows: "It is a practice of 
the company to recruit each year a 
limited number of graduates from va- 
rious universities in business adminis- 
tration and who have obtained an A. B. 
degree. These employees are assigned 
to sales work and are given an oppor- 
tunity for a career in the field of tele- 
graphic communication." 

Male students are preferred and 
those interested should write the Al- 
umni office immediately. 

Pennsylvania — William Leasure, '37, 
lias gone to New Kensington, Pa., 
where he has accepted a position. Bill 
was a graduate in the College of En- 
gineering, was a member of the Engi- 
neering Society, the American Society 
of Mechanical Engineers, and is a 
member of Phi Sigma Kappa social 


Our Dental Museum 





(Note: Excerpts taken from, articles written by Clark Beach, '27.) 

rpHAT there is a dental museum in 
■*■ Baltimore is known to few persons. 
It is out of sight in the sub-basement 
of the dental school of our University. 
Its existence is no secret, but the mu- 
seum is so informal as yet that the 
school has not opened it to the public. 

An official of the dental school called 
attention to it in connection with the 
celebration of the one hundred and 
thirtieth anniversary of the Universi- 
ty. National Youth Administration 
students, directed by the faculty, ar- 
ranged and catalogued the exhibit two 
years ago. 

Teeth of Kings 

Side by side in the museum lie the 
teeth of two kings. When Dr. Robert 
Wooffendale was called to soothe the 
royal toothache of George IV of En- 
gland, he pulled the offending molar. 
As he had an American headquarters 
at Long Island, New York, and knew 
the Maryland dentists, years afterward 
he sent the tooth to the school here. 

The other one was extracted from the 
jaw of King Amadeo I of Spain by Dr. 
J. C. Gardner, and this dentist dis- 
patched the keepsake to his alma ma- 
ter. He was a graduate of the Balti- 

more College of Dental Surgery, class 
of 1863. 

Pearl Inlays 
There is a skull on the teeth of 
which a German dentist about forty 
years ago performed nearly every type 
of dental work known at that time. 
Pearls are inlaid in some of the gold 
fillings. Two upper front teeth have 
adornments which were considered 
nifty in Germany in those days — round 
gold fillings in perfectly sound teeth, 
with a pearl inlaid in the middle of 
one of these fillings. The skull, grin- 
ning with its mouth full of gold and 
pearls, would teach Hamlet more than 
Yorick's did about human vanity. 

Smallest Mouth 

Here also can be found the impres- 
sions of the smallest mouth (Mrs. Tom 
Thumb's) and the largest (General 
Winfield Scott's) recorded by the 

Those instruments used by a pioneer 
in the profession, Dr. Chapin A. Har- 
ris, also a co-founder of the Dental 
School, are on exhibit. The cabinet 
and the dental instruments were sent 
to the school several years ago by Dr. 
Harris' only surviving child, Mrs. M. 

Barrett-Lennard of Kent, where his 
family moved after his death in 1860. 
Mrs. Barrett-Lennard presented the 
property to the Dental School for pres- 

Dr. Harris, a resident in the 300 
block of North Charles Street of Bal- 
timore, founded the Dental School with 
Dr. Horace Hayden in 1841. At that 
time it was called the Baltimore Col- 
lege of Dental Surgery. Later it was 
merged with the University of Mary- 
land Dental School. It was the begin- 
ning of the oldest dental school in the 

Washington's False Teeth 

Much interest is centered on exhibits 
of historical nature, chief among these 
are the false teeth, carved from hip- 
popotamus ivory, worn by George 
Washington. One of John Greenwood's 
letters to his patient, dated December 
28, 1798, figured in a controversy dur- 
ing the prohibition era. 

With the letter Greenwood sent back 
a repaired set of teeth, which "was 
very black, occasioned either by your 
soaking them in port wine, or by your 
drinking it — I advise you to either take 

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'JULY, U):5 7 

Alumni Board 
<Holds Meeting 

A meeting' of the Alumni Hoard was 
.held July 1 in Baltimore City at which 
timj several matters of importance to 
the Association for the coming year 
'were discussed. 

Outstanding was the appointment of 
two committees, the first was for a 
'plan of organization in soliciting con- 
tributions for membership, endow- 
ments, and scholarship fund, also to 
arrange for the disposition of these 
funds. Of this committee we have 
;C. Walter Cole, '21, Chairman, Ruth 
Miles. '31, and Reuben Brigham. 'ON. 

Organization Committee 

Another committee was appointed to 
set up a system for organizing more 
alumni groups throughout the State. 
Those appointed were: Charles Vinton 

! Koons, '29, Chairman, Mrs. Edith 
Burnside Whiteford, '29, and George 

! Weber, '33. 

A committee will be appointed at a 

later date to serve with the "M" Club 

Committee on making arrangements 

for the fifteenth annual Homecoming - 

to be held October 30, at College Park. 

On this date the University of Florida 

jwill be the visiting football team. 


, Mid-winter Reunion 

The Board appointed George Weber 
(and G. F. Pollock to confer with the 
Alumni head of the other Associations 
in Baltimore as to the desirability of 
•having a mid-year Reunion of All Al- 
!umni in celebration of the founding of 
jthe University. 

A plan for class reunions at the 
[Annual Alumni Day in 1938 was ap- 
proved with special emphasis being 
Iplaced on the five-year reunion of each 
[class. In 1938, the class of 1888, of 
[which Melvin C. Hazen is a member, 
(will celebrate their fiftieth anniversary. 

Miss Ruth Kreiter, '37, secretary of 
[her class, was present and expressed 
.the desire of her class to begin imme- 
diately with its alumni organization. 

The meeting was quite a success and 
^President Zalesak said that another 
:meeting would be called early in the 


Chemist — Norman Hobbs, '37, a 
graduate in the College of Arts and 
Science, is now working as a labora- 
tory chemist with the Parke & Davis 
Company in Detroit. Norman was a 
member of the Men's League, Scabbard 
and Blade, and was on the rifle team 
for four years when a student at the 



Dear Classmates: 

When you marched out of the Ritchie 
Coliseum that memorable hot morning 
of June 5, did you feel that you were 
leaving behind something? — something 
that you couldn't quite explain but you 
knew it had been the nucleus of your 
interests and activities for the past 
four years. And didn't you feel, al- 
though you wouldn't admit it even to 
the one who walked beside you for fear 
of being stamped "chicken," that some- 
how you couldn't swallow quiet so 
well? Well, I did. And that something 
was our "Maryland conscience" that 
had been so much a part of us. 

So we each left and went our sepa- 
rate ways, tucking away in a corner 
of our hearts tender memories of days 
we thought we had to leave behind. 
And it was not until the night of July 
1 that I realized such a feeling was 
unwarranted. It was on that date that 
I had the privilege of attending a din- 
ner and meeting of the Alumni Board 
at the Longfellow Hotel in Baltimore. 
It was not until then that I saw what 
a going concern the Alumni Associa- 
tion is and how expertly its course is 
steered by those intensely interested 
and active members who make up its 

I won't go into the details of the 
meeting but I would like to tell you 
one remark that was made. A dis- 
cussion was being held of the atten- 
dance of classes varying as it does and 
one member declared: "Newer classes 

When the Baseball 
Team Went North 

When I he baseball team W nil OH I he 

Northern trip, following the close of 

chool, they were met by several al- 
umni. Ai i In- game with Vale in 
Haven, Conn., Prank Baldwin, '■'•''•. of 
Orange, Conn., and Dr. Prank DiSta- 
sio, M.H., '34, of New Haven, were on 

When the learn arrived at Temple 

University in Philadelphia, they were 
met by A. Moulton McNutt, '04, presi- 
dent of the Philadelphia Croup, J. p. 

Mudd, '07, secretary, accompanied by 
Robsrl X. Todd, '15, Laurence .1. Sta- 
bler. '22, Hairy (). Vales. '24, Harry 
Heward, '97, Jim Harlow. '23, A. Moul- 
ton McNutt, Jr., \V. P. 
'22, and G. M. Parsley, '22, all of 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Geary Eppley, '18, and Professor 
J. E. Metzger, both well-known to 
many alumni, accompanied Burton 
Shipley, '14, coach, on the trip. De- 
spite the loss of all games it was a 
splendid trip. 


The Reunion of '17 

When President H. B. "Hobby" Der- 
rick of '17, called the class to order, 
eighteen members answered to the roll 
call in celebration of the 20th anniver- 
sary of their class. The minutes of 
the previous meeting ten years ago 
were read by Ferdinand Korff, secre- 
tary. Next, each member was asked 
for his experiences since graduation. 
This, reports the president, was ex- 
ceedingly interesting. Absent mem- 
bers were talked about, and should be 
present at the next reunion to defend 
themselves. The next general class 
reunion was called for 1!M2 when their 
twenty-fifth reunion will be held. At 
that time a general reunion and ban- 
quet will be part of the program. 

never show as much interest. They 
art' never as well represented." 

Not having any statistics on hand to 
bear me out, I didn't like to contradict 
him, but 1 felt, as you would have fell, 
that surely he must have the wrong 
slant. So, come one, classmates, let's 
show the Alumni Association that the 
class of '37 is behind them. Let's re- 
main "Maryland conscious" even if we 
can't still loiter about its campus. Then 
next year at Alumni Day. let's be the 
one class to have 10095 attendance. 
I'll be seeing you, 

Ruth Kreiter, 
Secretary, Class of '37. 



Gerneaux Hall Becomes 
French House 

There was established last year at 
the University's summer session a 
French School, under the direction of 
Dr. W. F. Falls, acting head of the 
Department of Modern Languages. 
The objective of the school was to 
create a center where at a minimum 
expense students of French, isolated 
for six weeks from contact with En- 
glish, could effectively devote their ef- 
forts to perfecting their knowledge of 
the written and spoken language, of 
French literature, history and civiliza- 

As a supplement, the French House 
has been established with Gerneaux 
Hall and the Home Economics Prac- 
tice House serving the purpose. The 
women will room in the former and 
the men in the latter house. They will, 
however, eat together in Gerneaux 

The French House will again be un- 
der the direction of Miss Margaret 
Herring, Fellow in French, University 
of Pennsylvania, assisted by the other 
members of the teaching staff, which 
includes three natives of France: M. 
and Mme. Pierre de Chauny, of Poi- 
tiers, and M. Andre Liotard, of Paris 
and Washington, D. C. 

All those taking the course pledge 
themselves to use the French language 
for six weeks as their sole medium of 

The members of the staff hold them- 
selves at the disposal of the students 
at mealtimes, during special study pe- 
riods, evening gatherings or picnics. 
They will devote themselves to creat- 
ing an atmosphere favorable to the 
rapid development of their guests' 
knowledge of French. 


Louise Fenton, '35, a member of 
Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Edward 
Quinn, '34, a member of Theta Chi, 
were married June 17. Mrs. Quinn 
is a graduate in Education with first 
honors. Edward was a trackster of 
fame, president of the Student Gov- 
ernment Association, and a graduate 
in Physical Education. The newly- 
weds reside in Washington, D. C. Ed 
is now going to summer school. In 
the winter he teaches at Takoma-Sil- 
ver Spring Junior High School. 

"But will you love me when my hair 
has turned to silver ? " 

"Why not? Haven't I stuck with 
you through brown, red, and black?" 



Charles V. Koons, '29, was elected 
as representative of the College of En- 
gineering to serve on the Alumni Board 
for a term of three years. "Dinty," 
as he is familiarly called by Sigma 
Nu's, is an attorney-at-law with offices 
at 1331 G St., N. W., Washington, 
D. C. He has been active in the af- 
fairs of the Alumni Group of Washing- 
ton, serving as Secretary-treasurer of 
the group. 

Alumnae At May Day 

Unintentionally omitted in the last 
issue of the News were the names of 
some alumnae who attended the May 
Day festivities. Miss Stamp, Dean of 
Women, recalls from memory some of 
the alumnae who were present for the 
annual affair: Mrs. Eleanor Freeney 
Adams, '29; Miss Frances Wolfe, '25; 
Mrs. Lillian Ernest Wilson, '24; Mrs. 
Elizabeth Hook Day, '20; Mrs. Esther 
Williams Newell, '22; Mrs. Betty Amos 
Bull, '26; Miss Minnie Hill, '23; Mrs. 
Katherine Appleman Longridge, '29; 
Miss Catherine Barnsley, '30; Miss 
June Barnsley, '36, Mrs. Helen Conner 
Ditman. '27. 

Chemist — Paul Beach, '35, a gradu- 
ate in Industrial Chemistry, is now em- 
ployed as a chemist by the Catonsville 
Milling Company, Catonsville, Md. 
Paul is a member of Alpha Chi Sigma, 
honorary chemistry fraternity. 

Rev. J. L. Showell, '06, 

Old Fields Hall, near Hughesville, 
was the scene of a surprise party on 
May 18. More than a hundred of the 
leading parishioners gathered from the 
Trinity and Old Fields congregation 
in honor of Rev. and Mrs. John Let- j 
cher Showell, who after 10 years of 
service, are returning to Virginia. 
Rev. Archbold, D.D., Rector of St. 
Paul's Parish, Aquasco, paid tribute 
to the work of the rector and his wife, 
assuring them that the esteem and 
affection of the people would always 
follow them. At the conclusion of Dr. 
Archbold's address, the curtains on the 
stage were opened, showing displayed 
on a table a handsome, imported China 
dinner service presented to Rev. Show- 
ell by St. Alban and St. Agnes Guilds. 

Glancing through the pages of the 
Reveille, 1906, we find that "Shike's" 
greatest ambition in life was to be a 
preacher, and we see that his ambition 
was fulfilled to his greatest expecta- 

"Shike" was well-known on the 
Maryland campus for his splendid 
mezzo-soprano-falsetto voice which was 
the envy of all his classmates. He 
was secretary of the Athletic Associ- 
ation, Assistant Business Manager of 
the Reveille, and was on the Reception 
Committee for the June Ball. 


William Elliott, '29, of Easton, Md., 
engineering graduate, returned to his 
native county and began the practice 
of consulting engineer and architect. 
When the WPA came along, Elliott 
entered the service and was later pro- 
moted to Resident Engineer in charge 
of all work on the Shore. Recently, 
he found too much demand being made 
for his time as an architect, so he re- 
signed his position with the WPA 
and again entered his original field 
of endeavor. Bill has built up a tre- 
mendous clientel which keeps him con- 
stantly busy. 


Surgeon Insley, '33 

Assistant Surgeon at the Salisbury 
Hospital is Dr. Phillip A. Insley, '29, 
M. D., '33. A native of Eastern Shore, 
Dr. Insley returns to serve his people. 
At College Park he was very active in 
extra-curricular activities, taking part 
in Student Government, Yearbook, 
Chorus, and many others in addition 
to track. He is a member of Sigma 
Phi Sigma social fraternity and O. 
D. K. honorary. 

JULY. 19,57 

Chinese New 7 




By P. L. Peach, '03, 
Federated Malay States. 


■*■ what we call here the "Chinese New 
Year Day." (This year it is Febru- 
ary 11.) It is an ancient holiday of 
the Chinese; wherever the Chinese go 
in the world, if they can get together 
a few of their countrymen, they will 
celebrate. In this country there are 
thousands of them, so they have no 
difficulty in getting up a good-sized 
celebration, firecrackers, cakes, jelly, 
red packages, tea, love letters, and a 
large amount of good friendship to 
anyone who calls at their home on 
this day. I am going out this morn- 
ing to make New Year calls on a 
group. I will probably keep going 
until late afternoon without a stop 
and then I will start out tomorrow and 
finish the list. On the staff of my 
school there are twelve Chinese teach- 
ers, and I will get to their homes if 
possible. An interesting thing about 
this Chinese New Year is that the 
new Government of the Republic above 
us has banned it and officially stopped 
it. But it has such a place in the life 
of China that it is very hard to get 
it stopped, so it is practiced, of course, 
in many places. I have heard that in 
order to keep it up and at the same 
time keep faith with the new Govern- 
ment, the people now call it "The 
Coming of Spring." Quite clever. You 
see, it comes near to the Springtime 
in the temperate zone and so particu- 
larly in South China it fits very well 
with that season. Leave it to the 
Chinese to think of some clever way to 
get their own way. 

In conversation with one of the 
doctors who visited with us yesterday 
at the Rotary Club, I learned, of all 
races, the Chinese seem to get the 
worst cases of leprosy. The medical 
profession do not yet know why. They 
will find out some day. I am hoping 
some day to take down my file of pri- 
vate letters over a period of twenty 
years in this land and write out some 
findings. One that I expect to have in 
prominence is the "Mystery of the 
Chinese Mind." I have had cases of 
personal problems with Chinese about 
morals, money, education, home life, 
politics, religion, and after long in- 
quiry I find that 1 have never gotten 
to the bottom. There is always a hid- 
den path that is unrevealed. One must 
constantly watch for it, just like the 

scientist in the laboratory watches his 
test tubes for the unknown reaction. 
To deal with such people requires pa- 
tience of a type that is not written in 
books. They are a wonderful people. 

We who love our home land have fell 
very deeply for those who have suffer- 
ed in the floods of late. We watch the 
papers daily for news that tellsof relief. 
We have followed with intense inter- 
est the move of our President in re- 
form of the Judicial System. I wonder 
Han- that will come out. Leaving 
out the real pathos and suffering 
caused by the floods, the news that 
really Was news came when we be- 
gan to read of the possible union of the 
Warfield family of Maryland with the 
British Throne. That tvas news. In 
our American Home here we got it 
at least a month before anyone in this 
British Colony had the slightest no- 
tion of such. The British Press had 
rigidly cut it out. When it did get 
out, our telephone rang very often to 
know what it was all about, and when 
they found out that the Peaches' were 
from Maryland and that I had been 
in college with one of that family, 
(Josh Warfield) then the Britishers 
"lived" on our doorstep for weeks. 
Who is this Mrs. Simpson, where did 
she get to know Edward, etc., etc., — 
we had a great time. But down deep 
we have felt for the English, for they 
are very distressed over the way mat- 
ters have gone and they feel that Ed- 
ward has "let them down" badly. 

I must close, and go a'visitin', as 
Uncle Remus says. 

Best to all on "The Hill." 

Methodist Boys' School, Kuala Lum- 
pur, Federated Malay States. 

Helping Each Other 

Frequently, alumni hear of opportu- 
nities in employment or the possibility 
of improving a position in which they 
are not interested but in which a fel- 
low alumnus would be if he knew about 
it. When alumni hear of any open po- 
sitions, notify the Alumni Office. There 
may be the name of an alumnus on 
file who would be interested in the op- 
portunity. By this method there never 
should be any Maryland alumnus un- 
employed or working out of his or her 

it is one of the fundamental princi- 
ples of the Alumni Association to co- 
operatively help fellow alumni. 

Birch — The Magician 

Under the auspices of the Alumni 
\ ociation, Birch The Magician u '" 

sta^e a show at the Cniversity of 

Maryland on the evening of Novem- 
ber the eleventh at 8:00 o'clock. All 
profits from tlie show will lie tor the 

Alumni Association's scholarship fund. 

1 !n ill has gained a national recogni- 
tion by the famous act of making the 
pony disappear, sawing the woman into 
four pieces, and escaping from the 
sealed box. It has all indications of 
being a real show. Write the Alumni 
Office for tickets. 


Franklin B. Wise, '::."). a former mem- 
ber of the Diamondback editorial staff, 
has announced his affiliation with 
Washington Services, an organization 
specializing in economics research, 
publicity, and legislative representa- 
tion. Frank was active in extra-cur- 
ricular activities and was president of 
the Pi Delta Upsilon honorary journal- 
istic fraternity, and a member of A. T. 
0. social fraternity. 

Iowa — Charles II. Cunningham. '34, 
a graduate in the College of Agricul- 
ture, and a member of Alpha Gamma 
Rho fraternity, is now located at Ames, 

(.1 nnouncement) 

Aviation Training 

In the conquest by man of the prob- 
lems of complex modern civilization, 
one of the outstanding phases, still in 
its youth, is aviation. In the develop- 
ment of this science, trained, intelli- 
gent minds, and physically perfect 
bodies are equally needed. Both are 
required of the Naval and Marine 
Corps aviator, whose training is second 
to none. This career-training is now 
made available to those young men 
psychologically, educationally, and 
physically qualified, at the expense 
only of their devoting the required 
time for study and practical training, 
and of being earnest in desire for this 
science. This advantage has come 
through the needs of the Navy to pro- 
vide an adequate, trained Reserve 
force of competent aviators, and the 
entire facilities of Xaval Aviation are 
utilized in developing the accepted ap- 
plicants to the highest degree of 
knowledge and proficiency. 

Address all inquiries to: Command- 
ing Officer, U. S. N. R., Aviation Base, 
Anacostia, D. C. 

Maryland alumni xews 





J ByW.E. ("Bill') HOTTEL 

SWIMMING was the only pastime 
that really lured when this was writ- 
ten and about all there is in sports at 
the University now is verbal. 

In the final competition of the year, 
Bill Guckeyson, now at West Point, 
made his last appearance under Mary- 
land colors by taking fourth place in 
the javelin throw in the National Col- 
legiate Athletic Association meet at 
Berkeley, Calif., and Edwin Miller tied 
for third in the high jump of the Jun- 
ior division of the National A.A.U. 
games at Milwaukee. 

Guckeyson tossed the spear 203 feet 
6% inches, while Miller leaped 6 feet. 
Both of these marks were under their 
top performance. Guckeyson has bet- 
tered 208 feet while Miller has done 
6 feet 3% inches. 

Guckeyson left a brilliant record in 
football, track, baseball and basket- 
ball back of him at College Park and 
should be a national figure for the 
Cadets. Miller has two more years at 

Dobson Takes Trip 
TjlRANK DOBSON, football coach, is 
■^ getting in trim for the next cam- 
paign by a trip across the country that 
will wind up with a stay in California. 
He will be back the latter part of 
August to get things in shape for the 
opening of practice on September 1. 
Labor Day used to be the official 




Jack to us, despite his scholarly 
achievements. He still will coach the 
Varsity lacrosse team and help with 
football and basket-ball. 


time for beginning workouts under the 
Southern Conference rules but Septem- 
ber 1 was made the date at the last 
meeting of the organization. This 
means four actual days will be gained 
this year as Labor Day does not come 
until September 6. 

Considering the losses, Dobson will 
have plenty to think about. Another 
blow also hit the outlook recently when 
Frank DeArmey, 1936 center, who had 
been drilled all spring as a blocking 
back to fill the shoes of John Gormley, 
was operated upon for hernia. De- 
Armey will not be of any use on the 
gridiron until the middle of October 
at the earliest. 

Marines Get Gormley 
QPEAKING of Gormley, we are 
^ pleased to report that he has been 
named a second lieutenant in the Ma- 
rine Corps. In addition to being a foot- 
ball and boxing ace at Maryland, 
Gormley was an exceptional student 
and high officer in the Reserve Officers 
Training Corps. 

There was only one thing about the 
Marine Corps appointment that didn't 
sit well with John. It was the stipula- 
tion that he could not marry within 
two years. And John's most recent 
expenditure was for a diamond ring 
for a certain College Park girl. 

Pick Terp Stickmen 
"]Y|EMBERS of Maryland's lacrosse 
team, that held on to its national 
collegiate title by having an undefeat- 
ed 1937 campaign in collegiate ranks, 
dominated the all-State selections of 

Craig Taylor of the Morning Sun and 
of Paul Broderick of the Evening Sioi. 

Jack Kelly, goalie; Bud Meade, sec- 
ond defense; Rip Hewitt, center; Char- 
lie Ellinger, out home, and Bon Nelson, 
in home, were first team selections and 
others were on the second outfit. 

However, the boys seem to have 
overlooked Parker Lindsay, first at- 
tack, a self-effacing, great team player 
and next to Ellinger probably the most 
valuable asset to the Old Liners. El- 
linger undoubtedly was tops. 

Meade, who has played just a little 
lacrosse one year at Tome, showed the 
greatest advancement. 

Grid Schedule Changed 
M/HEN this was written the football 
" " schedule was in the process of un- 
dergoing a little change that meant 
that Western Maryland would be 
played at College Park next fall and 
that Virginia would be met at Char- 

Originally the tilt with the Terrors 
was booked for the Baltimore Stadium 
and the Cavaliers at College Park. 
However, Virginia found herself in a 

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R. O. T. C. officer who has been as- 
signed to Army Staff School at Fort 
Leavenworth after four years of effi- 
cient duty at the University. 

jri.v. n>:?7 


Excerpts from a Speech by Dr. H. C. Byrd Campus News 

Over Station W.F.B.R. of Balti 

"As citizens of the United States 
it is our duty to protect our land from 
aggression. God grant that in the 
performance of this we may never 
be called upon again to resort to arms. 
God grant that all differences which 
other nations have with us may be 
settled by peaceful means, but with 
our finite minds we know not the 
future and we must recognize that 
other nations of the world apparently 
are not yet ready to accept our politi- 
cal philosophy, our ideals of religious 
life, our conception of the rights cf 
the individual. We do not believe that 
our Army or Navy should ever be de- 
veloped beyond that point of efficiency 
and power necessary to protect our 
country and our people, but we do be- 
lieve that any American citizen who 
advocates the reduction of one ship or 
one soldier below this point of pro- 


lection is guilty almost of treachery 

to his country. Our national defense 
is of paramount importance to every 

loyal citizen. Not an Army Or Navy 
for purposes of aggression, not for a 
show of power, not for sentimental 
glory, but to provide for us a reason- 
able security, and to preserve for our 
children the ideals and conditions of 
living that mean so much to us. 

"Let us work for peace. Let us 
inculcate in our children the thought 
that peace and contentment go in hand 
with security, and let us, with that 
thought in mind, so develop our re- 
sources that we may defend our na- 
tion and perpetuate our ideals until 
such time as other nations are willing 
to accept the teachings of the Prince 
of Peace, which, only, can we ever 
attain full understanding among men 
and nations." 

Old Line Athletics 
At A Glance 

(Continued from Page 8) 

position of making two trips in a row 
and not having enough home games 
and was very anxious to have the shift 

As matters now shape up, the Mary- 
land schedule will be as follows: 

September 25 — St. John's I Annapolis) at 
College Park. 

October 2 — Pennsylvania at Franklin Field, 

October 9 — Western Maryland at College 

October 16 — Virginia at Charlottesville. 

October 23 — Syracuse at Baltimore Stadium. 

October 30— Florida at College Park. 

November 6 — V. M. I. at Lexington. 
(11 A. M.) 

November 13 — Penn State at State College. 

November 20 — Georgetown at Griffith Sta- 
dium, Washington. 

November 25 — Washington and Lee at Bal- 
timore Stadium. (Thanksgiving) 

A mere reading of this list shows 
that the Terps have their work cut out 
for them next fall and if they can win 
half of those ten games they will have 
done a good job. 

Faber Now Is Ph.D. 

TT is Dr. John E. Faber now. Jack, 
whose main job is teaching bacteri- 
ology, got his Ph.D. in this subject at 
the recent commencement, but he still 
will stick to his athletic berths — head 
coach of lacrosse, assistant grid men- 

tor and basket-ball aide. He's good at 
all jobs and getting better all the time. 

Will Miss Major Ward 

TV/TAJ. FRANK WARD, who gave 
A Maryland its first collegiate rifle 
championships — both varsity and fresh- 
man this year — has left for the Army 
Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, 
where he has been assigned. No officer 
ever to serve at Maryland has been 
more popular and he will be missed in 
many ways, while it is unlikely that a 
rifle coach of his caliber will be found 
to take his place. 

Married — The marriage of Miss 
Gladys M. Bull, class of 1931, and Mr. 
Victor H. Baumann of Union, 111., took 
place in Cumberland, Md., on June 19. 
The bride has been a member of the 
faculty of Fort Hill High School, hav- 
ing taught in the Allegany County 
schools for six years. Miss Evelyn 
Miller, '33, was maid of honor. Mr. 
Baumann, who was graduated from 
Grinnell College, Iowa, is the music 
director at Fort Hill High School, 
Cumberland, Md. The couple will 
make their future home in that city. 
New Jersey — Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
Wesley Fouts, '32, are now living in 
Flemington, N. J. 

Dorothy Miles Blood, '36, has been 
ill in the hospital but now is recovering 

Indiana R< becca Foul . '86, hat 
moved from Washington, D. < . to 
Camden, Iml. 

Loans Carroll Lowe, 'il, i- in 
ton aa a deputy for I he Home ( >v- m 
Loan Corporation. 

Attorney States Attorney \'<<r Tal- 
bot County is a Maryland Law School 
graduate, Oliver S. Mullikeii, '2.';. 

Judge — Chief Judge of the Circuit 
Court of Eastern Shore is Shehan W. 
Mason, a Maryland Law School gradu- 
ate in the class of '96. 

.Married Marjorie Willougliby. '33, 
married Mr. \V. E. Tilghman of Cam- 
bridge. Mrs. Tilghman is active in 
the social service work for Somerset 

Hardware — Fritz Bartlett, '36, the 
well-known boxing manager, has re- 
turned to Eastern Shore and entered 
the hardware business with his brother 
at Centreville, Md. 

Married— Walter M. Eiker, '36, and 
Miss Doris Lyman Drew of Washing- 
ton were married June 24 last. Wal- 
ter, a graduate in the College of Agri- 
culture with honors, is a member of 
Alpha Zeta honorary fraternity and 
participated in several extra-curricu- 
lar activities. 

Birth— Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Hab- 
ich announce the arrival of Karen 
Louise on May 27, 1937. Mrs. Habich 
was formerly Miss Helen Beyerle. 
class of '27 and a member of the Kappa 
Kappa Gamma Sorority. She gradu- 
ated in Home Economics, was presi- 
dent of the Senior Women's Honor So- 
ciety and took a very active interest 
in manyr extra-curricular activities. 
For three years, Helen served as a 
representative of the College of Home 
Economics on the Alumni Board. 

Married — Mr. John Ward Savage. 
'32, married Miss Dorothea Elizabeth 
Burruss of Washington on May 21. 
"Jack." as he was better known, was 
a member of the Old Line Cross Coun- 
try team, was very active in extra- 
curricular activities, and for four 
years a member of the track team. 
He was a member of the "M" Club, 
Sigma Nu social fraternity, and Pi 
Delta Epsilon and Kappa Phi Kappa 
honorary fraternities. The newlyweds 
will reside in Kockville, Md. 



Employment Chances 
Best In Seven Years 

Employment prospects of this year's 
college graduating classes are only a 
little less favorable than those of the 
1929 graduates, and substantially bet- 
ter than the June, 1936 classes expe- 
rienced. This evidence of continued 
employment is revealed in announce- 
ment of the results of a survey just 
completed by Investors Syndicate, of 

Engineering, business administra- 
tion, teaching and general business 
classifications are offering employment 
in greatest volume, according to J. R. 
Ridgway, president of Investors Syn- 
dicate, in announcing the results of 
the study. Law, journalism and in- 
vestment banking are near the foot 
of the list, he said. 

These conclusions are based upon 
analysis of questionnaires returned by 
218 leading colleges and universities 
which account for nearly half of the 
total enrollment of male and coeduca- 
tional institutions. 

In volume of recruiting among this 
year's graduates, General Electric 
Company, DuPont, Proctor & Gamble, 
Westinghouse and various American 
Telephone subsidiaries are leading. 

Scholarship, personality, campus ac- 
tivity and popularity, character, lead- 
ership and general ability, in the or- 
der named, were most frequently given 
as qualifications being sought by pros- 
pective employers. 

Our Dental Museum 

(Continued from Page A) 

them out after dinner — or clean them 
with a brush and some chalk, scraped 

In answering, Washington inclosed 
$15.00, and wrote: "I feel obliged for 
your attention to my request, and for 
the directions you have given me." 

Exhibit at World's Fair 

These teeth have been exhibited in 
many places, having done more travel- 
ing out of the mouth of their wearer 
than they ever did inside. During his 
lifetime the first commander-in-chief 
of the United States Army often com- 
plained of these teeth interfering with 
his work, and historians have wondered 
as to their effect on the course of 

Of almost as much historic interest 
is a collection of some of the dental in- 
struments used a century ago. Among 
them is a group of "keys" so called 
from their resemblance to the large, 

old-fashioned door key. These were 
used for extractions, being the fore- 
runners of the modern forceps, and 
were wielded something like a modern 
bottle opener. 

There are more than 1200 items in 
the museum's collections. Diplomas 
given to those first graduates are be- 
ing preserved by the school, which is 
headed by Dr. J. Ben Robinson, a mem- 
ber of the class of 1914. 

Robertsons In Easton 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Robertson are 
located in Easton, Md., where Mr. 
Robertson is Food and Drug Inspector 
for the Board of Health. Mrs. Robert- 
son was formerly Miss Dorothy Chaf- 
lin of College Park and a member of 
the class of '33. Harold graduated in 

Bob Poole In Air 

Since Robert Poole, '35, an A. T. O. 
graduated in engineering, he has beer 
with the Air Conditioning, Incorpo- 
rated, of Baltimore, as service engi- 
neer. During this time he has serviced 
hotel, department store and funeral 
parlor jobs, as well as many smaller 

Bob is now going to Newark, N. J., 
to take a 10-week training course in 
estimation and installation under the 
Carrier Corporation, 850 Frelinghue- 
pen Avenue, Newark, N. J. 

Palestine — Miss Elizabeth E. Havi- 
land, M. S., '36, now is located at the 
Friends Girls School at Ram Allah, 

Dentist— Gordon Scott (Willie) 
Pugh, '33, former outstanding athlete 
from Maryland and all-American la- 
crosse player, has completed his course 
of study at the Dental School and 
opened offices in the Medical Arts 
Building, Baltimore. Honors go to 
"Willie" for his leadership and ability 
in editing The Mirror, a Dental School 
year book. "Willie" is sure to be a 
success in business. 

Railroad — Parks Patterson, '37, and 
Harold Kelly, '37, both graduates of 
the College of Engineering, are work- 
ing for the Pennsylvania Railroad in 
Washington. Parks was a member of 
Scabbard and Blade, the Latch and 
Key Society, business manager of the 
Old Line, a member of the Engineer- 
ing Society, the American Society of 
Civil Engineers, Phi Delta Theta so- 
cial fraternity, and Pi Delta Epsilon 
honorary journalistic fratei'nity. Har- 
old was also a member of Scabbard and 
Blade and was colonel in the R. O. 
T. C. He was also a member of the 
Engineering Society and the American 
Society of Civil Engineers. He was on 
the varsity boxing squad for three 


Nursery — Samuel Hemming, '30, and 
Robert S. Johnston, '29, are in the 
nursery business near Easton, Md. 
Both are members of Alpha Gamma 
Rho and took an active interest in ex- 
tra-curricular activities in the College 
of Agriculture. 

Steel— Wilson Clark, '37, left re- 
cently for Bethlehem, Pa., where he ac- 
cepted a position with the Bethlehem 
Steel Co., having been selected from 
the University for this position. Wil- 
son was a member of Scabbard and 
Blade, a captain in the R. O. T. C. 
and was a member of Tau Beta Pi 
honorary engineering fraternity. 

Singing — Miss Clara Mae Tarbett, 
'37, has been to Chautauqua, N. Y., 
where she attended a concert given by 
the A Capella Choir. Miss Tarbett 
has recently been elected to two hon- 
orary fraternities, Phi Kappa Phi, and 
Alpha Psi Omega. She was active in 
the Opera Club while in the University. 

Exchange — Johnny Hebb III, '37, is 
with the Physicians' Exchange in Bal- 
timore. Johnny was editor-in-chief of 
the 1936 Terrapin, a member of Omi- 
cron Delta Kappa honorary fraternity, 
and Pi Delta Epsilon honorary journal- 
ism fraternity. 


Insurance — Mr. Maurice Sinsheimer, 
'37, is affiliated with the Biggs-Darby 
organization of the Massachusetts 
Mutual Life Insurance Company, lo- 
cated in the Calvert Building in Balti- 
more. Maurice graduated in the Col- 
lege of Arts and Sciences and was a 
member of the Rossbourg Club. 

F. B. I. — Herbert Allison, '35, a grad- 
uate in the College of Arts and Science, 
is now with the Federal Bureau of In- 
vestigation in Washington. "Herby" 
was editor-in-chief of the Old Line, 
worked on the Diamondback staff for 
four years, was president of Pi Delta 
Epsilon, honorary journalistic frater- 

JULY, 11K57 

I I 

nity, a member of Omicron Delta Kap- 
pa honorary fraternity, and Alpha Tau 
Omega social fraternity. 

Representative — J. Donald Kieller, 

'30, was present for the University of 

Maryland at the College-Vocational 

■Night exercises of the Lawrence Hiji'h 

School at Lawrence, N. Y. 

Birth — Mr. and Mrs. Norman I. 
'Shoemaker announce the arrival of 
Itheir second son, Thomas Linden, Feb- 
ruary 1G, last. Mr. Shoemaker is a 
member of the class of '28. 

Health— II. D. Slade, '35, M. S., '36, 
was with the Baltimore City Health 
Department as senior bacteriologist 
since last June. He recently returned 
to the University as a commercial re- 
search assistant. 

Fishery— H. E. Crowther, M. S., '34- 
35, is still engaged in commercial bac- 
teriological research in fishery by- 
products. He was in California a 
large part of last summer and last 
winter was in Boston. 

Philippines — Col. 0. H. Saunders, 
'10, secretary of his class and ardent 
isupporter of the Alumni Association, 
has been assigned to the Philippines 
for two years. For the past year he 
has been at Fort Benning, Ga. 

To China — Mrs. L. King Quan (Alice 

;R. Lee). M. S., '35-36, visited the de- 

I / , > 

partment this spring just before sail- 
ing for China. She can be reached 
there at 524 North Szechuon Road, 
Shanghai, China, c/o Mr. Y. K. Huang. 

Minnesota — A. P. Dunnigan, Ph.D., 
'36, accepted a position in the labora- 
tory of the Minnesota State Depart- 
ment of Health last summer and his 
address is the Division of Preventable 
Diseases, University Campus, Minne- 

Represented— Dr. C. F. Williams, '99, 
superintendent of the South Carolina 
Hospital at Columbia, S. C, was the 
J University of Maryland representative 
jat the inauguration of President L. 
Ij. McKissick, University of South Car- 
olina, on April 6. 

To Fly— Lyman McAboy, '35, the 
; 155-pound versatile Old Ringman, has 
Iturned his thoughts to the air. Re- 
cently, "Mac," who is now athletic of- 
ficer for the Marine Reserves, took his 
baseball team by plane to Connecti- 
cut for a game. He now is applying 


Announcement was made today by 

Professor Charles S. Richardson, head 

of the Public Speaking Department, of 
a new course in microphone technique, 
unique in that it is the only one of its 
type in the world, to be offered here 
next year under the joint management 
of the University and the Columbia 
Broadcasting System. 

Professor Ray Ehrensberger will 

hold the course in cooperation with 
Mr. John Willard, Columbia Broadcast- 
ing System engineer; both men will 
deliver one lecture a week. The course 
will meet twice a week and will be 
given two-hour credit. 

for admission to the U. S. Naval Avia- 
tion School at Pensacola, Fla. 

"Mac" has been tutor of the fresh- 
men ring team at the University for 
the past two years. At the present he 
is assistant safety engineer at the 
Greenbelt Project of the Resettlement 


Married — Miss Edith Gram, a sopho- 
more in the College of Arts and Sci- 
ence and one of the well-known girl 
cheerleaders stepped into the matri- 
monial world on June 16, with Mr. 
John Poole of Washington. Edith is 
a member of the A. 0. Pi sorority and 
her presence will be missed next fall. 

Moves — Horace Richard Higgins, 
graduate of the class of 1933 (Mechani- 
cal Engineering), is back in Washing- 
ton working as an engineer with the 







It's a Maryland 

Tradition ! 

After the game, in the 
even ing, at 1 unco . at 

a D y and all I i m e s 
Mary landers get 
gether you'll find them 
at the Varsity Grill- 
newly renovated. Your 
school spirit cannot be 
par until you are a 
regular patron. 


The Varsity Grill 

E. F. ZALESAK, '25, Proprietor 

U. S. Bureau of Standards, having left 
Knoxville, Tenn., where he was work- 
ing as an engineer for about a year, 
with the Fulton Sylphon Company. 

Higgins address is 322 Fifteenth 
Street, N. E., Washington, D. C. 

To Wed — Dr. Edward Kins' Morgan, 
'21, of Brooklyn, New York, will be mar- 
ried during the summer, it is said by 
a former school mate. Dr. Morgan was 
well-known on the University campus 
as Eddie. He was in charge of the ac- 
tivities at the University dining hall 
and today he is a prominent physician 
in Brooklyn. 


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Alumni meeting of Philadelphia Group the night before at the Penn Athletic Club. 


















"Game to be played at 11 A. M. 

Make your reservations early by addressing the Athletic Office, University of Maryland, College Park 

'olume IX 

proup Leaders 

I Allegany County: E. Brooke Whit- 
jig, '98, President; Dr. Joseph Frank- 
n, '21, Secretary, Cumberland, Md. 

Baltimore County: C. Walter Cole, 
(51, President; H. B. Derrick, '17, S< •<•- 
etary, Towson, Md. 

Baltimore City: Chester Tawney, 
1, President, 4022 Roland Ave.; E. 
Gordon Hammond, '34, Secretary, 1023 
V. Barre St., Baltimore, Md. Meet 
very Thursday noon at the Southern 
iotel Cafeteria. 

Caroline County: George W. Clen- 

IlJaniel, '20, President, Denton; Dr. 

dauriee A. Brackett, '21, Treasurer, 

)enton; Mrs. George W. Clendaniel, 

21, Secretary, Denton. 

Harford County: W. B. Munni- 
chuysen, '14; H. M. Carroll, '20, Scc- 
•etary, Bel Air, Md. 

Frederick County: J. Homer Rems- 
j»erg-, '18, President ; Henry R. Shoe- 
naker, '17, Secretary, Frederick, Md. 

New York City: Donald Kieffer, 
30, President, 195 Broadway; Sarah 
Morris, '25, 140 E. G3rd St., New York 

Philadelphia: A. Moulton McNutt, 
;06, President, 413 Cooper St., Cam- 
Jen, N. J.; J. P. Mudd, '07, Secretary, 
.73 Manhiem St., Philadelphia. 
I Pittsburgh: E. Minor Wenner, '27, 
"^resident, 1111 Gladys Ave.; Dr. A. 
K.. Krieger, '32, Secretary, Highland 
^uilding, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
I Washington, D. C. : J. Douglas Wal- 
'op, '19, President, 6136 N. Dakota N. W.; C. Vinton Koons, '29, 419 
4th St., N. E., Washington. 

Washington County: Hon. Henry 
rlolzapfel, Jr., '93, President, Hagers- 
fown, Md.; L. G. Mathias, '23, Sec- 
■etary, Hagerstown, Md. 

Fire Prevention 
Instructor Appointed 

: Another service for the people of 
Maryland has been added to the pro- 
gram of the University. R. C. Cris- 
|well, former instructor of Ohio and 
iWest Virginia firemen, has been ap- 
pointed by Dr. H. C. Byrd, president 
Df the University, as professor of fire 

Alumni Association 

E. F. Zalesak, '25 President 

College Park, Bid. 
C. Walter Cole, "21 Vice-President 

Towson, Md. 

G. F. Pollock, '2:; Sec-Treasurer 

College Park, Md. 

I Note The officers named aliovc are al .. mem- 
bers of the Alumni Hoard.] 
REUBEN BRIGHAM, '08 ArtsandSciei 

CHARLES V. KOONS. '29 Engineering 

P. W. CHICHESTER, '20 Education 

I). H. ADAMS. '28 Agriculture 

RUTH MILES. '31 Home Economics 



Members at Large 

Women's Rep. 
GEORGE WEBER, '33 Men's Rep. 

G. F. Pollock, '23 Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly by 
the University of Maryland Alumni Association 
at College Park. Md., as second-class matter 
under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879, 

Annual Alumni Association dues are $2.00. 
One year's subscription to Alumni News, 50 

prevention, a new chair created by a 
recent act of the Legislature. 

Announcement of Criswell's selec- 
tion for the post followed a conference 
between Dr. Byrd, S. S. Steinberg, 
dean of the College of Engineering, 
and members of the Fire College Com- 
mittee of the Maryland State Fire- 
men's Association. 

The instructor in fire prevention will 
be assigned to the College of Engi- 
neering. The Legislature appropri- 
ated $10,000 for the service. Criswell 
will assume his duties with the opening 
of the fall term. 


Kappa's New House 

Kappa Kappa Gamma, national sor- 
ority, is building a new home in Col- 
lege Park. The new location is just 
around the corner from their previous 
home on College Avenue. Cornerstone 
laying was held early this summer and 
work has been progressing at a rapid 
pace with the hope that the new home 
will be ready for occupancy by the time 
school opens in the fall. It is a large 
brick construction of colonial design. 
It is expected to accommodate between 
35 and 40 girls with apartment quar- 
ters for the house mother. 

October 30 

A verj importanl date in the calen- 
dar of the University is tin- Annual 

Al in Homecoming to be held Octo 

ber 30 this year. I >n thai date f< 

hall! ! ! One of the OUl landing nil i- 

versities of the South, Florida, will be 
the Terrapins' opponent. It will be 

t he sev< ni h inert ing of I lie Gators and 
the Terps. Both are water animals, 

but here's Imping the game is not all 


It is also the fourteenth annual re- 
union of the old grads <>n the campus. 
The program will also include the an- 
nual meeting of the "M" Club, the 
Homecoming Dance and the Alumni 

October 30 should be marked on your 
calendar now, right now, as the day 
you will spend "on the hill." 

Philadelphia Group 
Will Meet October 1 

On Friday, October 1, the Philadel- 
phia group of the Alumni Associa- 
tion will hold its fall meeting. It is 
on the evening prior to the gridiron 
classic between the University of 
Pennsylvania and Maryland U. at 
Franklin Field. A. Moulton McXutt, 
'06, has announced that the Pennsyl- 
vania Athletic Club has been engag id 
for that date and committees are be- 
ginning work on the arrangements. 
Several faculty members and athletic 
luminaries from Coll ge Park and Bal- 
timore will be on hand. 

A regular football ballyhoo party is 
planned. Reservations should be mad/ 
early with J. P. Mudd. '07. at 173 Man- 
heim Street in Philadelphia, Pa., who 
is secretary of the club. 

All alumni who plan to attend th i 
game cannot afford to miss the rally. 
Familiar faces, old friends, new folks, 
and a great lime to be had by all. 

N. Y. A. Paul Welsh.'.",."), is with the 
National Youth Administration with 
headquarters in Baltimore. Paul is well 
remembered as organizer and pi esidenl 

of the student Democratic Club which 
he started while attending the Univer- 


Hon. John B. Gray, '75, 
Oldest Graduate, Succumbs 

rpHE University's oldest graduate, 
*• Hon. John B. Gray, '75, died at his 
home in Prince Frederick, Md., at the 
age of 84 on August 12. He is the 
father of three sons who are also 
Maryland graduates, J. B. Gray, Jr., 
'14; George B. Gray, '16; and W. Dor- 
sey Gray, '17. Mr. Gray was a native 
of Calvert County and generously gave 
his services to his people in many pub- 
lic offices. He was a lawyer by profes- 
sion and served as State's Attorney for 
Calvert County. He was chairman of 
the Board of School Commissioners, 

and for many years president of the 
Prince Frederick branch of the County 
Trust Company of Calvert County. He 
seldom missed an alumni reunion at 
College Park. He was always an ar- 
dent supporter of the Alumni Associ- 
ation. For years he was an outstand- 
ing leader of the Democratic party in 
Southern Maryland. 

Mr. Gray is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Maurine Laville Gray, three 
daughters, Mrs. Charles 0. Clemson, 
Miss Sadie L. Gray, and Miss Mar- 
guerite Gray, and his three previously 
mentioned sons. 

Baltimore Group's 
Mid-Summer Function 

Among the outstanding functions 
of the Baltimore group is the annual 
mid-summer supper dance. It was 
held for the second time at the Sum- 
mit, well-known and popular summer 
cabaret club of Baltimore. 

More than 40 people were present for 
a social get-together of old friends. 
Chester W. Tawney, '29, president, 
spoke, but no formal program was car- 
ried out. The Summit provided a very 
entertaining floor show, and dancing 
filled the evening. 

Mr. Emanuel Zalesak, '25, president 
of the Alumni Association, was the 
guest of honor. George Weber, '33, 
was chairman of the Arrangement 

Others present were Mrs. Chester 
Tawney (formerly Miss Edith Stin- 
ette, '32); Joe Deckman, '31; Mr. and 
Mrs. James 0. McWilliams, '29 and 
'31; Dr. and Mrs. Buckey Clemson, '21; 
Robert Kent, '34; Gordon Hammond, 
'35; Alice Sterling, '36; Dr. Michaels, 
Mildred Kettler, '31; James Loughran, 
'32; Josephine Blandford, '27; Mr. and 
Mrs. Mason Albritton, '23; J. W. Al- 
britton, '32; Howard Tippet, '28; Jos- 
eph Crecca, '35; Dr. DeMarco, '28; Paul 
Welsh, '35; Arthur Van Beuth, '34; 
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kidwell, '35; 
John Silkman, '35; Joe Harris, '36; 
Robert Poole, '35, and George F. Pol- 
lock, '23. 

They will all be there next year. 
Will you? 

From Los Angeles 

In a recent letter from Calvin G. 
Church, '00, now with the United States 
Department of Agriculture as a chem- 
ist and located in Los Angeles, he 
gives an interesting note which ap- 
peared in the Los Angeles Times. "Mr. 
Ed. Durling, columnist, v/rote about 
his tour of the east during which he 
passed the University. His remarks 
were that it was one of the most beau- 
tiful he had ever seen." Church said 
that such remarks were gratifying to 
one so far away from the campus "on 
the hill." 


News Items 

It has often been said that "News 
is anything which makes a maiden lady 
say, 'Well, upon my word,' or 'I'll de- 
clare.' " 

Alumni, there is much that happens 
every day that is news for your class- 
mates. Picture yourself for a moment 
in some distant part of the State, coun- 
try or world, and the only way you 
hear about many of your old friends 
is through news columns; and many 
times you will make a similar excla- 

Frequently you have successful 
achievements yourself as well as hear 
about others. This is news for the 
alumni, wherein they may read of 
former classmates' activities from the 
Atlantic to the Pacific, from the Great 
Lakes to the Gulf and even from Sin- 
gapore to Jerusalem. 

Every alumnus is full of interesting 
items and the Alumni News is your 
paper; make it an interesting publica- 
tion by sending the editor news. 

Medical Honors 

Recently, Dr. Charles G. Spicknall, 
'31, of Hyattsville, Md., passed with 
honors the Maryland State Board and 
United States Public Health Board 
medical tests, making him eligible for 
a commission in the Public Health 

Dr. Spicknall began his interne work 
last year at the United States Marine 
Hospital in Baltimore, and he is the 
only one of the group to remain for a |« 
second year of interneship, which i 
makes him assistant to staff eye, ear 
and throat specialist. 

While a student at College Park, he 
was awarded the James Goddard Me- 
morial Medal for scholarship excellence 
and moral character among Prince Hi 
George's County students. He was also Jt 
awarded the Diamondback medal for j 

serving on the school paper. Dr. 
Spicknall took his medical work at 
George Washington University. 


In an effort to render employment 
and placement services to our alumni 
it is essential to have the name and in- 
formation of each interested alumnus 
on file in the Alumni Office. This does 
not necessarily mean that everyone 
will be placed immediately or assured 
a better position, but it does mean that 
if we have your name on file and the 
opportunity occurs, we can immediate- 
ly contact the interested parties. The 
association will, however, make every 
effort to find employment for all un- 
employed alumni who are registered. 

There have been occasions when an 
alumnus or University authorities 
have heard about certain openings 
calling for immediate recommendation 
with certain qualifications and experi- 
ence. Unless your name is on file we 
are frequently at a loss as to who has 
the qualifications or would be inter- 

To assist the Alumni Association in 
improving this service, all interested 
alumni are requested to apply at the 
Alumni Office for a questionnaire. 
Also, should you hear of any vacan- 
cies, please notify the Alumni Office. 
There are some possible vacancies 
now in U. S. Coast Guard drafting, li- 
brary work, home economics, fellow- 
ships for master's degrees, engineer- 
ing, agriculture, and economics. 

A.UGUST, 11) .5 7 

Cairns, LL.B., '26, A C 





flL7"OU have proDaoiy never tieard 
I Huntington Cairns, LL.B., '26, bu1 

[ie plays a pretty important part in 
/our literary life, if you have one; 
/ou can't buy a foreign book or mag- 
azine if Mr. Cairns, in his capacity of 
special legal adviser to the Treasury 
Department, has forbidden its impor- 
tation into the United States. He 
loesn't make anywhere near as much 
public stir as John S. Sumner, but he 
'passes judgment on some 600 books 
;i year, deciding whether or not they 
violate Section 305 of the Tariff Act, 
which prohibits the entry of seditious 
literature and obscene books, pam- 
phlets, drawings, etc. Books seized at 
a port of entry are passed on through 
the Collector of the Port to the Bu- 
reau of Customs, in Washington. The 
; Bureau sends them to Mr. Cairns, 
who lives in Baltimore. Mr. Cairns 
reads them and sends his opinion to 
William R. Johnson, chief counsel to 
the Bureau of Customs. Most of the 
time the Bureau takes Mr. Cairns' 
advice; extremely tricky decisions are 
referred to Herman Oliphant, general 
counsel to the Department of the 
'Treasury, whose word is final. After 
'this, the books in question are either 
burned by the public executioner or 
handed back to the importer, without 

Never having met a censor, we made 
ia point of calling on Mr. Cairns the 
last time he was in New York. He's 
a middle-sized, comfortably built fel- 
low, with a round face and a quick 
smile. He is only thirty-two, and just 
misses being a prodigy, having re- 
ceived his LL.B (University of Mary- 
land) at the age of twenty-one. That 
same year he gave up chess, after 
having reached a point where he could 
play Alekhine and the other masters; 
took up too much time, he told us. Mr. 
Cairns has held his present post for 
three years, and before that had a 
certain amount of experience on the 
other side of the fence. In 1929, he per- 
suaded the U. S. Customs Court to re- 
verse a ruling against George Moore's 
translation of "Daphnis and Chloe." 
He says that it's not so difficult as you 
might think to differentiate between 
literature and pornography. Decisions 
are easy when they involve publica- 
tions with tiles like "Passions at Play," 
"Nudists in the Raw," and things of 
that sort. In dubious cases, Mr. Cairns 
tries to get a concensus of critical 
opinion about the piece, and investi- 
gates its background, which is some- 

times illuminating. For instance, when 

he was called on for an opinion aboul 
Alfred de .Mussct's "Gamiani," be dug 

around in libraries until he found a 
letter from de Musset to his publish- 
er, complaining about the low standard 
of pornographic books, and saying that 
be, de Musset, could do much better. 
That was enough to put "Gamiani" 
on the index expurgatorius. And of 
course no book, classic or not, is ad- 
mitted if it's illustrated with I'eeltby 

You mustn't get the impression that 
Mr. Cairns is a full-time censor. His 
real job is law; he's a partner in the 
legal firm of Piper, Carey & Hall, 
specializing in corporation and taxa- 
tion law. Twice a week he lectures 
on law at the University. Saturday 
afternoons and Sundays, he's likely to 
be working on a book; writes things 
with titles like "Havelock Ellis: An 
Appreciation," "Our Neurotic Age," 
and "Law and the Social Sciences." 
And he reviews books for the Balti- 
more Evening Sun. Secret is that he 
reads awful fast; read "G. With the 
W." in one sitting. Mr. Cairns and his 
wife are two of the three people in 
Baltimore who play Go, that compli- 
cated Oriental game in which each 
player has 300 pieces, and which is 
much harder than chess. Mr. Cairns 
leads a full life, even for a lawyer. 
A while ago, to assist a psychologist 
friend with an experiment, he dosed 
himself for a while with peyote, a 
drug used in religious ceremonies by 
the ancient Aztecs. We have his word 
for it that, if you have never taken 
peyote, you've never really seen color. 

— The New Yorker, June 5, 1937. (Reprinted 
by permission.) 

Maryland Alumni 
In the Orient 

Several Maryland alumni are in the 
center of the Sino-Japanese conflict. 
Capt. J. T. McQuade, '24; Capt. John 
Hough, '25; Capt. Kennett Chappell, 
'23; Capt. J. R. Lanigan, '26, of the 
U. S. Marine Corps. All, as far as 
known, are in the International Settle- 
ment at Shanghai. 

Saunders To 
The Philippines 

Col. O. H. Saunders. '10. the ener- 
getic secretary of his class is near 
the center of the Far East unrest. 
He is now stationed at the Philippines 
for a period of two years. 

F. A. C. D. Degree 
Awarded Dr. Lynch 

Dr. Daniel ]•'. Lynch. .,1' 1- 
Streel Northwest, Washington, 1' 

has been made a fellow of the An 

can College of Dentistry. The fellow- 
ship, \\ hich is honorary, i- considered 
among the highest distinctions attain- 
able by members of the dental p 

To become a fellow of the exclusive 
organization, a dentist musl have prac- 
ticed at least HI year- and have con- 
tributed to teaching and research 
Fellows are entitled to use the initials 
"F. A. C. D." after their names. 

Only 650 men in the country hold 
fellowships in the college. This year's 
list, which was read at the American 
Dental Association convention being 
held at Atlantic City, contains 65 

The college, which corresponds to 
the American College of Surgery, es- 
tablished the fellowships in order to 
encourage high standards of research. 

Dr. Lynch, who is secretary-treas- 
urer of the District of Columbia Den- 
tal Society, completed his dental stud- 
ies at the University in 1925. 

Colonel Silvester 

Col. L. M. Silvester, '11, U. S. Army, 
prominent Alumni leader, is now sta- 
tioned at Fort Benning, Ga. He was 
formerly at Fort George Meade. Ml. 
Col. Silvester has taken a very active 
interest in the affairs of the Alumni 
Association. He served for two years 
as president of the "M" Club and was 
general chairman of the 130th Anni- 
versary Banquet held in Baltimore 
last February. In his college days 
Col. Silvester was a leader in many 
student activities. He was a captain 
in the cadet corps and president of 
several student organizations. He was 
an athlete of note having won fame 
as fullback on the gridiron for three 
years. lie bails from Portsmouth, Va., 
took a chemical course but liked mili- 
tary life so well that he has made it 
his career. His classmates wrote about 
him in the Reveille as follows: "He 
is a soldier fit to stand by Caesar and 
give directions Shakespeare." This 
is tin 1 impression of Lindsay Silvester 
made on his fellow students and the 
attainment of a high rank in the Army. 
'today be is Lieut. Col. L. M. Silvester. 



State Supervisor Employment Service 


rpHERESA F. DUNNE, '32, has re- 
-*■ cently been appointed State super- 
visor of the Maryland State Employ- 
ment Service. Miss Dunne is thus 
placed at the head of one of the most 
important State agencies dealing with 
the problem of unemployment. As 
she assumes her position of State su- 
pervisor, it will place her in the admin- 
istration of the Employment Service. 

The service is State-wide, operating 
employment offices in Baltimore City, 
Towson, Frederick, Hagerstown, Cum- 
berland, Rockville, Hyattsville, Easton 
and Salisbury. These offices are all 
staffed by workers trained in the busi- 
ness of interviewing applicants for 
jobs, of accurately appraising their 
employment possibilities, and of find- 
ing the right job for them. 

Since this organization is financed 
solely by public funds, Federal and 
State, no charge for its service is ever 
made, either to the worker or to the 

Private Industry Jobs 

Part of its work has been the regis- 
tration and classification of all relief 
people, and the selection of workers 
for WPA and PWA projects, but its 
operations are by no means limited 
to these programs. 

Indeed, the primary function of the 
Employment Service is to find its ap- 
plicants jobs in private industry. To 
this end, staff members are constantly 
calling on employers in their district, 
informing them of the nature of the 
service and soliciting their employment 

In Baltimore City, an entirely sepa- 
rate division has been set up to serve 
commercial and professional appli- 
cants. Its attractive office is located 
in Room 1710 Court Square Building; 
and most members of our alumni who 
are looking for work would do well to 
register there. However, if you are 
living nearer one of the other offices, 
you should apply at that one. 

During the month of July, 1937, the 
Commercial and Professional Division 
of the Baltimore office placed a young 
graduate electrical engineer with a 
large industrial concern, filled several 
sales positions with a business machine 
company, placed an office manager 
with a shipping concern, a junior ana- 
lytical chemist with a large manufac- 
turing- company, a traffic manager with 
a shoe manufacturer, and filled a num- 
ber of well paid sales positions. 

This division also reports that there 


are shortages among its applicants of 
qualified mechanical draftsmen, me- 
chanical engineers, young male stenog- 
raphers, and experienced operators of 
office machines. 

But whatever your qualifications are, 
you are assured of a courteous, under- 
standing, and expert interview if you 
apply for work at any of the offices of 
the Maryland State Employment Serv- 
ice. If you want a job, or a better job, 
go at once to the nearest office and 
register. The Employment Service will 
do everything in its power to help you 
find the right job. 

Automobiles — John Zebelean, '37, is 
with the Chevrolet Company of Balti- 
more. He is connected with the As- 
sembly Plant. 


Sunday School Teacher — "Dear chil- 
dren, tell me the last thing you must 
do before going to bed?" 

Wise Child — "Put the door key in 
the mail box for Grandmother." 

Traffic Control 
Course Planned 

A special course of instruction in 
traffic control for police from Mary 
land, Virginia, the District of Colum- 
bia and other states will be given a1 
the University this fall under the au 
spices of the College of Engineering. 

This is the third short course offered 
by the college. A course for volun- 
teer firemen has besn conducted at the 
University for the last eight years, 
and lact year an instruction course for 
water and sewage treatment plant op- 
erators was inaugurated. 

Dean S. S. Steinberg of the College 
of Engineering said the list of instruc- 
tors for the traffic control course will 
include Lieut. Franklin M. Kreml, di- 
rector of the safety division of the In- 
ternational Association of Chiefs of 
Police and probably the foremost au- 
thority on traffic control. 

Course Starts September 20 

The traffic course will be given Sep- 
tember 20 to October 2. The short 
course for volunteer firemen from 
Maryland and several other states will 
be offered September 7, 8 and 9, and 
the instruction for water and sewage 
treatment plant operators September 
13, 14 and 15. 

The traffic control course will in- I 
elude instruction in traffic accident re- 
porting, court work and presentation of 
evidence, public speaking, psychology 
of drivers and pedestrians, law enforce- 
ment and similar subjects. 

Civic organizations in Maryland, 
Virginia and Washington are contrib- 
uting toward the expense of the in- 

First of Kind Here 

This is the first such instruction of- 
fered in this region. Besides the civic 
organization, other groups cooperat- 
ing in the traffic course include the In- 
national Association of Chiefs of Po- 
lice and various police departments. 

Boy's and Girl's 4-H Club 
Holds 19th Annual Meeti 


IVfORE than GOO boys and girls from 
every county in Maryland attended 
the nineteenth annual 4-H Club Week 
at the University campus, August 5- 
10. The largest single enrollment from 
any one county was Baltimore County 
with 73 boys and girls, Carroll County 
was second with 72, and Frederick 
County was third with 54. 

One of the outstanding addresses of 
the week was that given by Washing- 
ton I. Cleveland, representative of the 
American Automobile Association, who 
appealed to the club members to use 
caution and sanity in driving automo- 
biles. He emphasized that the major- 
ity of traffic deaths in the country in- 
volved drivers between the ages of 

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The oldest building in the United States devoted to the teaching of medicine. (1811). Dissecting was first made 

compulsory in curriculum here. 
Over 50% of the doctois note practicing in. Maryland were trained in the University's SCHOOL OF MEDICINE. 

18 and 30, and unless the present death 
irate is decreased the number killed 
pn Maryland highways this year will 
"he one-third greater than in 1936, when 
!a total of 498 persons lost their lives. 

Mr. R. Bascom Broun, Jr., president 
•of the Maryland Bankers' Association, 
assured the boys and girls that the 
bankers are vitally interested in their 
welfare, ambitions and achievements. 
He said, "We realize that the boys and 
girls of today will be the leaders of 
tomorrow and we invite you to secure 
pur help and advice." 

One of the highlights of the week 
Iwas the talk by Dr. H. C. "Curly" Byrd, 
president of the University of Mary- 
land, who welcomed the young people 
jto the campus Friday morning and de- 
scribed the work and objectives of the 
University. Dr. Byrd said, "The Uni- 
versity of Maryland was never in a 
better position to serve the people and 
[particularly the youth of Maryland." 
He advised the boys and girls to pay 
particular heed to their records in high 
(school, pointing out that upon those 
records would stand or fall their chan- 
ces of attending college in later years. 

Dr. T. B. Symons, director of the 

University of Maryland Extension 
Service, urged the young people to 
"approach their friends and work in 
life with open-mindedness." "Educa- 
tion begins," he said, "with an open 
mind, although it is necessary to dis- 
criminate between the good and bad. 
Any person will go further in life if he 
forgets his prejudices." 

At special consecration services held 
on Sunday evening, nineteen new mem- 
bers were taken into the All Stars, an 
honorary organization of 4-H clubs in 
Maryland. In the morning, special 
religious services were held and an 
address was given by Rev. Herbert 
Payne, Lansdowne Lutheran Church, a 
former 4-H club member. 

The culmination of the week's ac- 
tivities was a Style Revue held Mon- 
day morning in which 70 4-H girls 
took part, styling dresses made by 
themselves. Miss Marjorie McKnight 
of Dorchester County was named 
grand prize winner. Her winning cos- 
tume was a blue moire taffeta informal 
party dress. She will represent the 
State of Maryland in a National Style 
Revue to be held at the National 4-H 
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School of Medicine 

Is the principal source of supply for 
physicians in Maryland, especially in 
the counties. 

Has provided 929 of the 1.829 prac- 
ticing physicians in Baltimore, and 
453 of 909 physicians in the counties. 

Makes a special effort through 
scholarships to furnish a continuous 
addition to the number of practitioners 
in rural Maryland, which in many 
places is quite too small. 

Provides surgical and medical care 
for a great many indigent pour who 
are unable to provide that attention 
for themselves. 

In its dispensary, provides services 
at practically no cost for people who 
make approximately 100,000 visits 

Conducts extension courses in dif- 
ferent parts of State for physicians, 
so that practitioners in rural commu- 
nities may be kept abreast of the most 
modern developments in medicine. 

Conducts research from which prac- 
tices are developed that improve health 
conditions generally and provide new 
technique for handling cases. 



By W. H. ("Bill") HOTTEL, 

ABOUT all that really was certain 
^*- about Maryland's football squad 
when this was written was that the 
gliders were to report September 1 
and that they would find the athletic 
facilities at College Park in attractive 
trim for the 1937-38 campaign. 

Summer months have been utilized 
as clean-up and paint-up time for the 
athletic equipment, with Athletic Di- 
rector Geary Eppley directing the op- 
erations. Most of the work has been 
done by football boys and if they do 
as well on the grid as they did with 
the brush and tools a winning season 
should result. 


Improved and 

A LL of the outdoor facilities have 
been brought up to par, including 
the football and baseball stands and 
the board running track. This means 
all the needed repairs have been made 
and that a fresh coat of paint was 
applied in each case. 

Improvements include the enclosing 
of the baseball field as a conjunction 
to Byrd Stadium and the rehabilita- 
tion of the press box on the football 
field including the installation of lights 
and protection against bad weather. 

Three more acres to the practice and 
recreational area also will be made 
available. This ground, on the ex- 
treme eastern end of the practice field, 
is undergoing the needed smoothing, 
leveling and seeding to put it in usa- 
ble condition. 

Turf on the football field also has 
been rehabilitated and some bad spots 
ironed out and a smooth sui;f ace should 
be ready by the time St. John's of 
Annapolis is met in the opening grid 
game on September 25. 

Unexpected Blows 

OUT to get back to football, it is our 
■ L * sad duty to report that losses, in ad- 
dition to graduations that took Bill 
Guckeyson, John Gormley and seven 
other letter men, appear to be of a 
tragic nature. What total of blows 
definitely will be struck will not be 
known until the squad assembles, but 


( Last year's scores in parenthesis ) 

September 25 — St. John's of Annapo- 
lis at College Park. (20-0) 

October 2 — University of Pennsyl- 
vania at Philadelphia. (Did not 

October 9 — Western Maryland at Col- 
lege Park. (0-12) 

October 16 — University of Virginia 
at Charlottesville. (21-0) 

October 23 — Syracuse University at 
Baltimore Stadium. (20-0) 

October 30 — (Homecoming) Univer- 
sity of Florida at College Park. 

November 6 — Virginia Military Insti- 
tute at Lexington. (7-13) 

November 13 — Penn State College at 
State College. (Did not meet) 

November 20 — Georgetown Univer- 
sity at Griffith Stadium, Wash- 
ington. (6-7) 

November 25 — (Thanksgiving) Wash- 
ington and Lee at Baltimore Sta- 
dium. (19-6) 

if certain unexpected losses are in- 
creased, as is rumored, then the coach- 
es will have a tremendous job to build 
up a combination to cope with the 
difficult 10-game schedule. 

It already has been established that 
John Carliss, ace of the freshman 
backs, and John Page and Alex Males, 
reserve linemen last fall, and some 
lesser lights will not return, and ru- 
mors include still others who were 
figured upon to play an intergral part 
of the eleven. 

Page, who also is a lacrosse star, has 
gone to work, and Males, 175-pound 
boxing ace and outstanding javelin 
thrower, failed to makeup needed 
grades at Summer School. Page was 
a tackle and Males a guard. 


DeArmey Operated 

TN addition, Frank DeArmey, center, 
last year who was shifted to block- 
ing back in Spring practice, has un- 
dergone an operation for hernia and 
will be lucky to get into action by the 
middle of October, while Adam Ben- 
goechea, a fine quarterback prospect 
from the 1936 Frosh, fell off a ladder 
and broke both his arms at the wrists. 
He probably won't play at all. 

Despite these losses, however, the 
Terps should have a better line than 

last year, but the backfield surely 
can't be expected to match last year's,! 
either on offense or defense, the latter 
being a particularly acute problem. 

Jarring Jim Meade, Charlie Weid- 
inger and Waverly Wheeler are the 
returning lettermen backs. They, with 
Rip Hewitt, a sweet ball carrier, and 
Jack Egan offer the veteran offensive 

Bill Brown and Ralph Albario, re- 
cruits from the Frosh, should provide i 
a better pair of tackles than Mary- \ 
land has had in sometime, while the 
veterans, Bob Walton, center; Bill 
Wolfe and Mike Surgent, guards, and 
Blair Smith and Nick Budkoff, ends, 
should give a staunch first string for- 
ward wall. Line reserves also appear 


Grid Prices To 

Be Popular 

IITHILE the complete range of prices 
for the home football games this 
fall, which include the two in the Bal- 
timore Stadium, were not definitely de- 
termined when this was written, the 
scale was certain to be such as to meet 
with popular favor. 

For the opening game with St. 
John's, all of the grandstand seats will 
be sold at 75 cents, with end bleachers 
for school students at a quarter. 

It also has been decided that the top 
price for any seat at any home game 
will be $1.65 and that the majority of 
tickets to all of the contests will be 
$1.10. For the Western Maryland and 
Florida games at College Park there 
also will be end bleachers at 40 cents 
for the schoolboys. 

Florida, which will be making its 
first trip to Maryland since the 1934 
clash in the Baltimore Stadium, will 
be the homecoming attraction and 
should offer an alluring game. 

Frosh Grid Games 

October 15 — Georgetown at Washing- 

October 22— Catholic U. at College 

October 30— B Squad at Tome. 

November 5 — Western Maryland at 
College Park. 

November 13 — Washington and Lee at 
College Park. 

November 20 — V. M. I. at Lexington. 

M(il st. 11) .5 7 

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Snapshots From The Law School 



» it takes ten days of 

preparation for one hour 

in court. 

A practice ease before the dean 

'ome practice eases are heard before members of the 

Baltimore judiciary so that a senior student man 

learn, what a judge will expect of him. 

5ome Outstanding Graduates 

[THERE have been more than 4,000 
' to graduate in law since I860. 
\mong them are some outstanding 
men in the profession who have served 
j3tate and nation. The following are 
just a few of the leaders: 

Hon. Nevitt Steele, 1830, the undis- 
puted leader of the Maryland bar for 
itnany years and one of the outstanding 
lawyers of his time in the country. 

Hon. Albert C. Ritchie, 1898, Gover- 
nor of Maryland and one of the most 
prominent figures in the political his- 
tory of the country during recent 

Hon. Millard E. Tydings, '13, U. S. 
Senator from Maryland and a leading 
figure in the national politics at the 
present time. 

Hon. William Cabell Bruce, 1882, 
former Senator from Maryland who 
attained national prominence while 
serving in the Senate and is also wide- 
ly known for his writings on various 

Gen. Amos W. W. Woodcock, '10, 
formerly director of U. S. Bureau of 

Prohibition under President Hoover 
and now president of St. John's Col- 

Hon. John C. Rose, 1882, formerly 
judge of the U. S. Circuit Court of Ap- 
peals for the Fourth Circuit; generally 
regarded during his lifetime as one 
of the ablest Federal judges in the 
country and prominently mentioned 
for appointment to the U. S. Supreme 
Court several times. 

Hon. Charles A. Boston, 1886, one 
of the leading lawyers of the country 
at the present time and former presi- 
dent of the American Bar Association. 

Hon. Carroll T. Bond, 1896, chief 
judge of the Maryland Court of Ap- 
peals and also widely known for his 
writings in the field of legal history. 

Hon. George L. Radcliffe, '03. senior 
vice-president of the Fidelity Deposit 
Company; now U. S. Senator from 

Hon. Monis A. Soper, 18!»r>. judge of 
the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals for 
the Fourth Circuit and generally re- 
garded as an outstanding member of 
the Federal judiciary at the present 

Boy's and Girl's 4-H Club 
Holds 19th Annual Meeting 

(Coni nun ,1 in,,,, Page ' i 
Club Congress in Chicago this fall. 
In addition to Dr. Byrd, '08. and Dr. 
Symons, '01, other alumni who were 
active in the Club Week program were: 
Mylo S. Dowr.ey, '27, assistant in club 
work; O. R. Carrington, '28, assistant 
extension editor; Harry W. Bcggs. '28, 
assistant county agent; Charles Rems- 
berg, '26, assistant county agent: 
Sherard Wilson, '31. assistant county 
agent: Wheeler Knsor. '33. assistant 
county agent; Elizabeth Johnson. '35, 
assistant home demonstration agent. 


In the July issue of the NEWS an 
error was made in a note about Pitz 
James Bartlett. Bartlett is not in 
Centreville, Md., but at present is 
working on his master's degree at the 
University of Florida. He ha-- a fel- 
lowship in the entomology and plant 
pathology department. 

In a letter calling attention to the 
error "Fitz" sent his best wishes to the 
football team for a good season but 
sorry they are not playing in Florida 
this fall. 


Maryland alumni news 

Science Teacher — Miss Elizabeth Mc- 
Farland, '36, a graduate with first hon- 
ors in the College of Education, has 
been appointed to the faculty of the 
Fort Hill School of Cumberland, Md., 
as a science teacher. Miss McFarland 
also gained her Master of Arts degree 
this year. She is a resident of Cum- 

Married — Lieut. Arthur Browning 
House, '33, and Miss Miriam May 
Shaw, were married July 17 at the 
Baldwin Memorial Church at Severns 
Cross Roads, Md. Bridegroom's broth- 
er, Dr. Hugh House, '24, was best man. 
Lieutenant House is the son of Dr. 
Homer C. House, Professor of English 
at the University. A reception at his- 
toric Sun Inn was held after the church 

Wedding — Lieut. Julian Fairfax 
Walters, U. S. M. C, '35, and Miss 
Mary O. Gettings, both of Rockville, 
Md., were married July 3, at Pensacola, 
Fla. Lieutenant Walters was formerly 
Lieut. Colonel of the R. 0. T. C. Ca- 
dets. He entered the Marine Corps 
following his graduation, and he is 
now stationed at the Naval Air Train- 
ing Base at Pensacola. 

Meat — Jack Downin, '37, is with the 
Corkran and Hill Meat Packing Co. 

Birth — Mr. and Mrs. Norman E. 
Prince, '33, announce the arrival of 
Norman Evans, Jr., July 1. Six pounds, 
a future Maryland half-back. Mrs. 
Prince was formerly Miss Eleanor 
Bray, '34, of Chatham Hall, Va. 

Insurance — Theodore Elbe, '37, a 
graduate with second honors in the 
College of Arts and Sciences, is rep- 
resenting the Travelers Insurance 
Company now. "Ted", it is under- 
stood plans to attend law school this 

Marriage — A Diamondback romance 
culminated in the wedding of Marion 
Parker and William C. Needham on 
September 1, 1937. Mrs. Needham was 
formerly Associate Editor of the Dia- 
mondback in her junior year, 1935, and 
Hill was Editor of the Diamondback the 
previous year. Since graduation, Mari- 
on has been with the Aluminum Com- 
pany of America in Washington, D. C. 
Bill has been spreading the news with 

the Associated Press in Baltimore. The 
newlyweds will reside in Baltimore. 

Marriage — On August 11, Dr. Ed- 
ward King Morgan, '22, took the an- 
ticipated matrimonial step and married 
Miss Janet Fleming Potter of New 
York. Dr. Morgan is a noted physi- 
cian in Brooklyn, New York. Follow- 
ing an extended honeymoon the newly- 
weds will reside at "The Towers", in 
Brooklyn, New York. 

Football Official — By the grape route 
it has been learned that Gomer Lewis, 
'25, former center on the 1924 eleven, 
is now a football official in the South- 
west. Gomer is with the Mountain 
States Telephone Company in Arizona. 

Law — Charles Bittinger, '37, a grad- 
uate in Business Administration, will 
enter Harvard Law School this fall. 
He was formerly with the Berkshire 
Insurance Company, in Baltimore. 

Elkton— Mary Boyd, '34, of Perry- 
ville, Md., resigned her position with 
the Home Owners' Loan Corporation 
in Baltimore to take a position with 
the Conowingo Electrical Company at 
Elkton, Md. Mary, a member of Kap- 
pa Delta, was a representative on the 
Pan Hellenic Council and a member of 
the student congress. 

Military — Samuel Gordon Wood, '37, 
has entered the one-year training pe- 
riod for the United States Army. He 
is stationed at Fort Myer, Virginia. 

Entomology — Price Piquett, '37, a 
former member of the University 
R. O. T. C. Band, is on duty as in- 
spector for the Bureau of Entomology 
for the United States Depai*tment of 
Agriculture with headquarters at Tow- 
son, Md. 

C. C. C— Capt. Roswell R. Boyer, 
'29, of the Coast Guard Artillery, has 
been on active duty as Captain of the 
C. C. C. camps at Reedsville and at 
Blain, Pa. 

Marriage — Laura Nevius, '30, mar- 
ried Mr. Donald McLaughlin, on April 
18. The newlyweds are now residing 
in New York City at 56 7th Avenue, 
Apartment 10 H. 


Military — Capt. Robert N. Young, 
K. A. of '22, has been transferred from 
Fort Benning, Ga., to Fort Leaven- 


worth, Kan. While on leave during 
the summer, Bob spent a few days 
visiting among his friends in Wash- 
ington. He visited the campus for a 
short time. 

Insurance — William H. Garrott, '35, 
is with the Insurance Company of 
James S. Hemper, in Baltimore. 

Engineering — Ray Chapman, '35, is 
now employed by the Moore Steam 
Turbine Corporation at Wellsville, 
N. Y. 


Trainees — Maryland is well repre- 
sented in the McCormick Company by 
four trainees who are expected to 
learn the business from the ground up. 
Al Ireland, '37, a Theta Chi, is now 
learning the art of blending tea. Ad- 
dison W. (Pete) King, '36, is in the 
mailing department. Ed Daly, '37, a 
former grid performer, is in the sell- 
ing department. John Bell, '37, can be 
located in the stock room. 

Military— W. Robart Beall, '36. Bob 
is with the C. C. C. Camp at Mifflin- 
burg, Pa., as Lieutenant Beall. While 
at Maryland he was a member of Om- 
ricon Delta Kappa, honorary leader- 
ship fraternity. 


Engagement — Jean Barnsley and 
Donald C. Bradley are engaged, ac- 
cording to an announcement by Mr. 
and Mrs. T. A. Barnsley of Olney, Md. 
Jean is a member of the Kappa Kappa 
Gamma sorority, and was very active 
in student affairs. 

Wedding — Miss Ruth Lord, '35. was 
married to Mr. Clyde J. Korth Carl- 
strand of Baltimore, Md., at the Cen- 
tral Presbyterian Church in Washing- 
ton, D. C. On their return from their 
honeymoon they will live at 3736 Win- 
terbowne Road, in Baltimore. 

Military — Irving Mendelsohn, '37, 
and Harry Dosch, Jr., '37, are taking 
a year's training in the Army, working 
for active commissions, at Fort Mead-. 
Irving, a graduate in the College of 
Agriculture, was the winning captain 
in the annual military company drill 
competition and is a member of Tau 
Epsilon Phi social fraternity. Harry 
Dosch, Jr., a graduate in the College 
of Arts and Science, was active on the 
Old Line staff, was a member of the 
Latch Key Society and Phi Delta 
Theta social fraternity. 

Arm st. if>:*? 

1 1 

Vtarty Director 
V\ilk Control 

; On June 15, Mr. Ivan M. Marty. '25, 
vas promoted to the position of Direc- 
or of the Bureau of Milk Control of 
Baltimore City to fill the vacancy 
mused by the resignation of Mr. .John 
vl. Lescure, '2:5. 

Subsequently Marty specialized for 
'our years in the study of milk pro- 
lluction and milk handling at the Uni- 
/ersity. In 1930, after five years of 
Kperience in the dairy industry, he 
oined the City Health Department as 
,ln inspector assigned to the super- 
vision of the pasteurization and ice 
bream plants in Baltimore. In 1933 he 
vas promoted to the position of dairy 
)lant supervisor and was placed in 
ha rue of the pasteurization plants in 
,he city. For the past year Marty has 
ilso served as acting' assistant to the 
Director of the Bureau of Milk Control. 



Journalism — James Andrews, '31, of 
Cambridge, Md., the first editor of the 
lid Line, the student body humorous 
bublication, has had an unfortunate 

With a desire to study journalism, 
fimmy began making plans and saving 
ennies for a course at Columbia Uni- 
versity this past year. Prior to his 
entering Columbia, he had to be oper- 
ated on for appendicitis, and the after- 
effects kept him down for some time. 
lifter Christmas, he entered Columbia 
out the strain was too much, causing 
aim to return home for a complete re- 
:overy; however, he plans to reenter 
Columbia this fall. 

j We are all for you, Jimmy, so stick 
io it. 

Insurance — Charles Bittinger, 37, 

If Washington, is representing the 
Berkshire Life Insurance Company 
vith headquarters in the Union Trust 
Building in Washington. Charles was 
I member of the Pershing rifles and 
[or three years was connected with 
[he Diamondback, 
Medicine — Samuel C. White, '35, 
I member of Lambda Chi Alpha, now 
jS a junior in the School of Medicine, 
lis home is in Towson. 

i Steel — Dale Patterson, '37, graduate 

n the College of Arts and Science, 

s now working with the Bethlehem 

Steel Company, Bethlehem, Pa. Dale 

vas active in extra-curricular activi- 

Alumni Association 
Sponsors Magic Show 

Under the auspices of the Alumni 
Association a nationally famous magic 
show will be presented at the Univer- 
sity, November 1 1, for the benefit of 

the Scholarship Fund. Birch, the fa- 
mous .Magician, will present his show 
of spectacular magics. He is proclaimed 
as outstanding among America's great- 
est young magicians. He is accom- 
panied by a young and charming ar- 
tist. Miss Mabel Sperry. an accom- 
plished Xylophonist, 

Birch, is widely known for the fa- 
mous acts of making a 150-pound pony 
disappear, shooting a live canary into 
a burning light bulb and many other 
astonishing magics. Reserve the date 
November 11 at College Park. 

ties, playing varsity baseball three 
years. He was a member of Scabbard 
and Blade, business manager of the 
Diamondback, a member of the Intra- 
fraternity Council, president of Phi 
Sigma Kappa social fraternity, a mem- 
ber of Pi Delta Epsilon, Beta Alpha 
Psi, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor- 
ary fraternities. 

H. C, Byrd, Jr., '36, is now working 
in Boston, Mass., with a construction 

Motors — Mr. Daniel Drake, '37, and 
Mr. John Zebelean, '37, are with Gen- 
eral Motors Company in Baltimore. 
Dan graduated in the College of Arts 
and Sciences and was a member of 
Kappa Alpha social fraternity and 

Ifs a Maryland 

After the game, in the 
even i ng, a I 1 u nch, at 
any and all tim< 
M a ry I a nders gel I o 
gether you'll find them 
at the Varsity Grill 
newly renovated. Your 
school spirit cannot be 
par until you are a 
regular patron. 

The Varsity Grill 

E. F. ZALESAK, '2.->, Proprietor 

Beta Alpha Psi hoonrary accountancy 
fraternity. John is a member of Phi 
Sigma Kappa fraternity and took part 
in several extra-curricular activities, 
playing varsity lacrosse for three 

Arizona — Frances Maisch, '29, for- 
mer secretary to Miss Stamp, Dean 
of Women, has completed a course at 
Syracuse University in personnel and 
student management. Frances now 
goes to the University of Arizona as 
head resident of the dormitory for 
girls and as student councilor for the 
Dean's office. 


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of Maryland Alumni Association, and am enclosing the usual amount 
of $2.00 for the year 1937-1938, o( this fifty cents is for one year's 

subscription to the Alumni News. 

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take Chesterfields 

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Alumni News 







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Calling All Old Liners 






Saturday, October 30, 1937 

College Park 

BIG » 


Football — Florida vs. Maryland 

Alumni — Buffet Supper and Mixer 

"M" Club — Annual Meeting 

Dance — Fourteenth Annual Homecoming Dance 




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Number A 

AJumni Association-University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 


Officers for 1937-38 

F. ZALESAK, '25, president 

College Park, Md. 

B. Walter Cole, '21, Vice-President C. F. Pollock, '23, Secretary-Treasurer 


Towson, Md. 

College Park, Md. 

Alumni Board 

-The officers named above are also members of the Alumni Board) 

P. W. Chichester, '20, Education 
D. H. Adams, '28, Agriculture 
Ruth Miles, '31, Home Economics 


leuben Brigham, '08, 

Arts and Sciences 
Charles V. Koons, '29, Engineering 

Members at Large 

Cdith Burnside Whiteford, '29, Women's Rep. George Weber, '33, Men's Rep. 

G. F. Pollock, '23, Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly by the University of Maryland 
Uuinni Association at College Park, Md., as second-class matter under the Act 
.f Congress of March 3, 1879. 

Annual Alumni Association dues are $2.00. One year's subscription to 
Vlumni News, 50 cents. 

Group Leaders 

Ulegany County: E. Brooke Whiting, '98, President; Dr. Joseph Franklin, '21, 
Secretary, Cumberland, Md. 

Baltimore County: C. Walter Cole, '21, President; H. B. Derrick, '17, Secretary, 
Towson, Md. 

Jaltimore City: Chester Tawney, '31, President, 4022 Roland Avenue; E. 
Gordon Hammond, '34, Secretary, 1023 W. Barre Street, Baltimore, Md. 

Caroline County: George W. Clendaniel, '20, President, Denton; Dr. Maurice 
A. Brackett, '21, Treasurer, Denton; Mrs. George W. Clendaniel, '21, Secre- 
tary, Denton. 

larford County: W. B. Munnikhuysen, '14, President; H. M. Carroll, '20, Sec- 
retary, Bel Air, Md. 

Frederick County: J. Homer Remsberg, '18, President; Henry R. Shoemaker, 

I '17, Secretary, Frederick, Md. 

Wew York City: Donald Kieffer, '30, President, 195 Broadwav; Sarah Morris, 
'25, Secretary, 140 E. 63rd Street, New York City. 

Philadelphia: A. Moulton McNutt, '06, President, 413 Cooper Street, Camden, 
N. J.; J. P. Mudd, '07, Secretary, 173 Manheim Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pittsburgh: E. Minor Wenner, '27, Presiaent, 1111 Gladys Avenue; Dr. A. A. 
Krieger, '32, Secretary, Highland Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Washington, D. C: J. Douglas Wallop, '19, President, 6139 N. Dakota Avenue, 
N. W.; C. Vincent Koons, '29, Secretary, 419 Fourth Street, N. E., Wash- 

Washington County: Hon. Henry Holzapfel, Jr., '93, President, Hagerstown. 
Md.; L. G. Mathias, '23, Secretary, Hagerstown, Md. 


It was during the month of October 
n 1813 when the! University of Mary- 
and conferred upon the Marcus de 

r^afayette, Revolutionary hero, the hor.- 
rary degree of LL.D. in the Anatomi- 
cal Theatre of the University located 
n Baltimore at Lombard and Greene 

» » » » 

Lafayette was on his second and 
last tour of the United States since 
the close of the Revolutionary War. 
He was on his way to Washington by 
stage coach and his overnight stop 
was the Rossbourg Inn, the oldest 
building on the campus at College 

Cover Picture 

77/. picture appearing on the cover 
of this issue is of tin old stately Eng- 
lish elms stiimHiiij in front of tin- olil 

Rossbourg Inn opposite the Ritchie 

Coliseum. As far as is known, tl 
elms were brought from EntjUi ml and 

planted at the time of tin- erection of 
the Rossbourg Inn. This was nearly 
150 years ago. They sin ml today as 

one of the oldest landmarks on tin 
College Park campus. 


By Dr. H. C. Byrd, '08, 
President of the University 

One can have no more valuable at- 
tribute than an education. It is the 
only wealth which is lasting and of 
which one can never be dispossessed. 
It is the kind of wealth which should 
enable one to get the most out of life, 
because it is that which enables one 
best to advance his own interests and 
at the same time render the greatest 
service to the greatest number of peo- 
ple. Stocks and bonds may fall in 
value, money may be lost in business 
ventures, property may go by mort- 
gage foreclosure, but no one can take 
away from the educated man his per- 
spective of life, nor his ability to grasp 
the fundamentals of progress, nor de- 
stroy that mental equipment which is 
the solid foundation on which he can 
ever build anew. 

To fulfill its real function in Amer- 
ican life, education must be something 
more than a stereotyped process of 
imparting and receiving information. 
Besides the knowledge of material 
things necessary to earn a living, edu- 
cation must develop in one the highest 
spiritual ideals. It must provide the 
student with the essential tools to at- 
tain a high degree of material achieve- 
ment, and at the same time help him 
to find the place in life that he can fill 
with satisfaction to himself and to his 

The American form of government 
is successful only in proportion to the 
intelligence of the citizens responsible 
for it. It follows, then, that education 
is essential to the welfare of the 


Alumni Meeting In Philadelphia 




MOT SINCE 1923 when the Univer- 
sity gridiron Terrapins defeated 
the University of Pennsylvania 3 to 
at Franklin Field have the alumni of 
Philadelphia had an opportunity to 
welcome the Terps to the Quaker City 
and to have a jubilant rally over their 

Under the leadership of A. Moulton 
McNutt, '06, the alumni of Philadel- 
phia will hold 
a regular foot- 
ball rally on 
Friday eve- 
ning, October 1, 
at the Penn 
Athletic Club. 
They have also 
invited alumni 
from the north- 
east section of 
Maryland, Del- 
aware, New 
Jersey and New 
York City to 
join in this as- 
sembly of old 
grads. Dr. H. 
C. Byrd and Professor Charles S. Rich- 
ardson, long remembered for their ac- 
tive part in the athletics of the Uni- 



versity, are expected to be the orators 
for the occasion. Plans are being 
made to have tickets on sale at the 
rally in the Maryland section for the 


Mr. McNutt is being ably assisted 
in making arrangements by the well- 
known John P. Mudd, class of '07, 
former president of the Alumni As- 
sociation and a very active alumnus. 
Others to assist are W. P. Fusselbaugh, 
'22; Lawrence J. Stabler, '22; R. N. 
Todd, '15; D. P. Perry, '21; James H. 
Harlow, '23; H. H. Heward, '97, and 
C. Mervyn Young, '06. 

More than 100 alumni, faculty mem- 
bers and friends of the University are 
expected to meet in a glorious get-to- 
gether in honor of the boys. This 
meeting of the alumni inaugurates the 
year of alumni gatherings which is 
expected to be the largest in the histo- 
ry of the Association. Anyone who 
plans to attend the Penn game should 
include the meeting in their program. 
For reservations and tickets to the 
game write to J. P. Mudd, 173 Man- 
heim Street, Philadelphia, Pa. The 
season is on and we want to see the 
Terps go! ! 

Another Banner Year 

The University appears headed for 
another banner year in attendance, ac- 
cording to W. M. Hillegeist, '12, Direc- 
tor of Admissions. Indications such as 
advance reservation of rooms, accep- 
tances for admission, and general in- 
quiries about enrollment point to an 
increased attendance this year. 

With the pride that arises from this 
increased use of the University's facil- 
ities there comes a thought of regret 
by the old boys that the student body 
is getting too large for everybody to 
know everybody else. Alumni who 
were students a few generations ago 
recall the pleasure of an almost cam- 
pus-wide acquaintanceship. Frequent- 
ly these alumni express the wish that 
a small student body might still be 
the rule. 

But with the expanded student body 
the individual contact for the average 
freshman with the faculty has ac- 
tually increased. Now a corps of 
faculty advisers, each corresponding 
in his relationships with students to 
the former dean, counsels students in- 
dividually in a way that the former 
system of a single dean could not pro- 
vide. There wasn't enough time for one 

dean to look after personnel relation- 
ships of all students in his college. 

There is an increase in the faculty 
both in number as well as outstanding 
men in various professional fields. 
This is all possible with a large stu- 
dent body in state institutions. It 
all means that the University of Mary- 
land continues to increase its efficient 
services to the people of the State. 

Home Economics 

Many of the graduates of 1937 in 
Home Economics have met with suc- 
cess in securing assignments for em- 
ployment. It has been learned that 
Jeanette Chatham, a Kappa Delta, will 
be located at Hughesville, Md. ; Martha 
Giles of Theta Gamma will be at 
Farmville, Va. ; Marjorie Higgins, an 
Alpha Omicron Pi, will be at Mt. 
Rainier; Elsie Stratmann of Kappa 
Delta will be at Denton, Md. ; Carolyn 
Young of Alpha Xi Delta goes to 
Glastonbury, Conn., and Lorna Sween 
will be at Cumberland. All will teach 
Home Economics in the high schools 
at their respective places. Elizabeth 
Norris, a member of Kappa Kappa 
Gamma, returns. -to the University on 
a fellowship in Home Economics. 

Saturday, October 30 

The big day on the Alumni Calen- 
dar for the fall, is Homecoming, Sat- 
urday, October 30, at College Park, 
Md. All "Terrapins" turn their steps; 
toward the campus "On the Hill" 
where they will meet other "Terps" ofi 
by-gone days. 

Plans are being arranged for a galai 
day. Headquarters for the registra- 
tion of old grads will be the Ritchie 
Coliseum where tickets for the game, 
mixer and dance will be on sale. Come 
early and attend all functions. 

The big attraction is naturally the 
football classic between the "Gators" of 
Florida and the "Terps" of Maryland. 
Another colorful float parade will be 
again presented by the fraternities 
and sororities. Prizes will be awarded 
for historical, comic and attractive 

Immediately after the game the an- 
nual "M" Club meeting will be called 
to order by Lewis W. Thomas, '28, pres- 
ident. The place will be announced 

Following the game a buffet supper 
and mixer will be held for the old 
grads where they can meet and mix 
with many old friends of by-gone days. 

The final frolic of the day is the 
Homecoming Dance in the Ritchie Col- 
iseum, the proceeds of which go to the 
"M" Club scholarship fund. This af- 
fair deserves the support of every loy- 
al alumnus. 


Pharmacy Convention 

When the 85th annual meeting of 
the American Pharmaceutical Associ- 
ation was held in New York City this 
summer, many representatives of the 
University were a part of the pro- 
gram. Three University of Maryland 
men were members of the council, 
Dr. Robert L. Swain, Dr. H. A. B. 
Dunning and Dr. Andrew G. DuMez. 

Papers on many subjects of interest 
to the pharmacist of the country were 
presented. Some twenty-five alumni 
and faculty of the Universtiy of Mary- 
land were among those to present 
technical papers. 

Among the distinguished visitors 
at the Convention was Dr. George 
Urdang of Berlin, Germany. While in 
America he also paid the Pharmacy 
School a visit. 

Dr. A. G. DuMez, Dean of the Col- 
lege of Pharmacy, has several impor- 
tant assignments on the educational 
development of pharmacy as a part 
of the Association's program. 






\Aaryland Law Review Alumni Homecoming 

In December, 193G, there was in- 
augurated the "Maryland Law Re- 
view," a legal journal devoted to Mary- 
;and law and matters of interest to 
Maryland lawyers. During the 1935- 
MB term the Junior Bar Association of 
Baltimore City gave the impetus call- 
ng for such a legal journal. They 
vere supported heartily by Maryland 
State Bar Association, the Bar Asso- 

iation of Baltimore City and the Law 
,,3chool of the University. 

The "Review" will be published at 
Jihe University Law School by the 
Maryland Law Review, Inc. The Board 

f Trustees of the corporation is com- 
posed of the Hon. Carroll T. Bond, 
]hief Judge of the Court of Appeals; 
tlessrs. George W. Williams, Robert R. 
barman, and Herbert M. Brune, Jr., 
|Vho were the respective presidents of 
jhe State, City and Junior Bar Associ- 
ttions when those organizations au- 
thorized funds for the establishment 
»f the "Review"; Dean Roger Howell 
»f the Law School; and Messrs. John 
Ritchie, III, and John S. Strahorn, Jr., 
business Manager and Faculty Editor 
if the "Review," respectively. 

Four Sections 

The "Review" shall consist of four 
■ ections, leading articles, editorial mat- 
er, case notes and comments, and book 

' The section for leading articles will 
■ontain signed essays or monograms 
liscussing definite areas of the law 
]>v specific legal problems. 

The editorial section will be devoted 
i-o announcements, news of the Bar As- 
; ociations, news of the Law School, 
editorials, and miscellaneous contri- 

The section for case notes and com- 
nents will contain notes on recent or 
leading Maryland or Federal cases 
lind other contributions not long 
smough to merit inclusion among the 
Heading articles. 

• The book review section will be de- 
moted to reviews of books concerning 
'.he Maryland law as well as other 
aooks which may be of interest to 
aryland lawyers. 

While the "Review" is being pub- 
ished at the Law School yet both the 
'Review" and the Law School wish to 
hasize that it is being published 
or the members of the Maryland bar. 
o that end the scope of the "Review" 
vill be confined to matters thought of 
nterest to them. 


The development of our institution, 

since it was chartered 75 years ago, has 
gone far beyond the vision of its 
founders or the anticipation of its moat 
optimistic promoters. Today finds the 
educational facilities and opportunities 
broader; the physical plant bigger and 
the student body larger than was pre 
dieted by the enthusiasts of 20 years 

The secret of this development cen- 
ters in the spirit of loyalty of the stu- 
dent body and alumni. The future de- 
pends upon the policies and program 
built by the alumni and the loyalty 
with which they dedicate themselves 
to its purposes and prosecution. 

Every alumnus has a duty and obli- 
gation to himself, to future students 
and to his State to visit the college 
frequently, keep in intimate touch with 
its development and help formulate 
its policies and programs. This is one 
way the alumnus can help repay the 
State for its contribution to his edu- 
cation. Every former student should 
make an extra effort to be at College 
Park on October 30. See the new 
buildings, campus improvements and 
renew friendships. Make it a day full 
of profit and pleasure for yourself, 
your friends and the University. 

Scholarship Fund 
Aid Solicited 

To aid some worthy student desiring 
to attain a college education, the Alum- 
ni Office will handle the solicitation of 
magazine subscriptions to any and 
all magazines. All revenue derived 
will be placed in the Scholarship Fund. 

Alumni, faculty members and friends 
of the University are requested to send 
their subscriptions to the Alumni Of- 
fice, University of Maryland, College 
Park. Any rates offered you by other 
solicitors can be met through this 
office. Subscriptions to all magazines 
will be received. 

This is an opportunity to be of aid 
to a worthy cause with no additional 
expense to the subscriber. Send in 
the names of your present list of maga- 
zines and the date they expire as well 
as the names of any other in which 
you are interested. Prices will be 
quoted immediately. 

President's Message 

Fellow Alumni: 

As this is mj iii i general letter to 
you I want t<> take this occasion to ■ 
press my gratitude for the honor con- 
ferred upon me at the annual meeting 
in June. Already a meeting <>f the 

Alumni Hoard has been held at which 

time several things of importance t<> 

the association were started. 

New members elected to tin- board 
have entered into the spirit and work 
of the association with lots of enthu- 
siasm and we look forward to good 


\\'e an' now approaching another 
football season for the galloping 
"Terps." An outstanding game on 
the schedule has been designated for 
the Fourteenth Annual Homecoming 
of old grads. The 'Gators from the 
University of Florida will be the visit- 
ing team. 

Many other colorful features have 
been planned for the entertainment of 
returning old grads. 

I personally urge every alumnus to 
drop the daily toil and give your old 
friends a treat by greeting them on 
the campus Saturday, October 30. The 
University looks forward to your re- 

The sound of the band, the "plunk" 
of the pigskin, a slap on the back and 
a "hello" from "Bob," "Jim" and do 
not forget "Mary," will bring back 
many a fond memory. 

It's the day of days for old grads 
and it is up to each alumnus to make 
the day a memorable one. 
Sincerely yours, 

E. F. Zalesak. '25, 
President, Alumni Association. 

C.C.C. — The flaming gridiron guard. 
John Simpson. ':!"). is now Lieutenant 
Simpson, commanding officer of the 
C. C. C. camp at Elkridge, Md. 


Did You Know 

1608 — The Chesapeake Bay was ex- 
plored by Captain John Smith? 

1634 — March 25 was the first land- 
ing of the Colonists in Maryland? 

L635 — April 23— The first naval bat- 
tle by white men in America was 
fought on the Little Pocomoke 
river, Eastern Shore of Maryland, 
between Claiborne's pinnace Long 
Tail and Governor Calvert's two 
pinnaces, the St. Margaret and the 
St. Helen! 


Maryland alumni newc 

Lord Baltimore's First Col 


By George Fogg, '26 




l^OLLOWING back the footsteps of 
Lord Baltimore takes one to unusu- 
al places. During the summer just 
past I undertook to locate the site of 
his first colonial enterprise. Although 
he spent nearly half a million dollars 
in establishing a colony in southeast- 
ern Newfoundland nothing now re- 
mains. Every local authority has a 
different notion of the place where the 
colony originally sat, and all that can 
be identified is a small collection of 
old cannons and the arms of Lord Bal- 
timore in a small church. 

Even today the reason for this fail- 
ure is not hard to find. Newfoundlana 
is about as little adapted to human 
habitation as any place in the Ameri- 
can continent. A thin layer of sod 
and soil covers the rocky base of the 
island, and trees never quite succeed 

in rising above a few feet in height. 
Wheat cannot be grown locally; the 
rocky base provides such quick drain- 
age that most parts of the island do 
not have regular enough water supply 
to permit any agricultural crops at all. 
Fish, sheep, cattle, potatoes and cab- 
bage keep the inhabitants alive. 

Crossing the island on the railroad 
(there is no highway) reminds one of 
the descriptions of American railroads 
written by travelers in the 1870's. The 
train takes 27 hours to cover 547 miles. 
It stops frequently and long, and dur- 
ing the stops the passengers often get 
off to pick the blueberries on the right 
of way. The narrow gauge Pullmans 
are ancient wooden cars with numer- 
ous brass knobs indicating a type 
which has not been seen on American 
railroads for 50 years. 

Natives tell stories of the train' 
having been stuck in the snow for thre 
or four days in the winter, and this i 
not hard to believe. Numerous vil 
lages on the island are entirely cut of 
from communication with the worl 
for five or six months at a time and 
father forgot to order the grocerie 
the family is in for a hard time. 

From most places on the island com] 
munication with England is more frej 
quent and cheaper than communica 1 
tion with the United States. Numer 
ous freight ships ply r'egularly be 
tween Newfoundland and Liverpoc 
and carry eight or ten passenger 

Life on this frost-bitten rock mus 
have been hard indeed for Lord Balti 
more with his gentle-bred colonist 
from the south of England. It speak 
well for His Lordship's determinatioi 
that he was willing to expend hi 
money and his time in another colon; 
after the disaster of Avalon in New 

Brief Sketches of Leading Gridders » » 

*~" among the outstanding players on 
the Maryland football team, there be- 
ing eight among the 18 who appear 
likely to do most of the battling this 

Ten of the 18 are letter men and four 
of the others are last year's reserves, 
leaving only a quartet of sophs. How- 
ever, others up from the yearlings, 
notably Beamer, an end, may come 
through before the season is over. 

A brief bit about each of the leaders 

Letter Men 

Blair Smith, senior in College of 
Education. End. 6 feet 1. Good all- 
round end and excellent pass receiver. 
Played only one year in high school. 
1936 regular. Good boxer. 

Nick Budkoff, junior in College of 
Engineering. End. 5 feet 11. Weighs 
186. Strong and hard charger. 1936 
reserve. Weight man in track. 

John McCarthy, senior in College of 
Arts and Sciences. End. 6 feet 1%. 
Weighs 197. 1936 reserve. Basket- 
ball player. 


Mike Surgent, senior in College of 
Education. Guard. 6 feet. Weighs 
186. All-State last year. Probably 
Maryland's best lineman. Regular sec- 
ond baseman in baseball. 

Bill Wolfe, senior in College of Edu- 
cation. Guard. 5 feet 10. Weighs 
186. Strong and aggressive. Regular 
last year. Defense man in lacrosse. 

Bob Walton, senior in College of En- 
gineering. 5 feet 8. Weighs 164. Ca- 
pable in every department and smart. 
Regular on boxing team. Never played 
football before entering Maryland. 

Jim Meade, junior in College of Edu- 
cation. 6 feet 1. Weighs 190. Triple- 
threater and earned the name of "Jar- 
ring Jim," from the way he tackles 
opposing backs. Unusually good kicker. 

Charlie Weidinger, junior in College 
of Education. 5 feet 10. Weighs 170. 
1936 reserve. Exceptionally clever 
passer. Good kicker and runner. Will 
call most of signals. Baseball pitcher. 

Waverly Wheeler, senior in College 
of Education. 5 feet 9. Weighs 163. 
1936 reserve. Good runner, pass catch- 
er and good on defense. Third sacker 
in baseball and basket-ball regular. 
Never played football in high school. 

Frank DeArmey, senior in College 
of Engineering. 5 feet 11. Weighs 
193. Played center for two years but 
has been shifted to blocking back. Re- 
tarded this season by hernia operation 
in mid-July. 

Other than Letter Men 

Bill Bryant, end, senior in Colleg 
of Engineering. Reserve for two sea 
sons. Will play a lot this year. Out 1 
fielder in baseball and guard in basket 


Bob Brown, tackle, soph in the Coli 
lege of Agriculture. 6 feet 1. Weigh 
212. Appears sure to be a regular! 
Fast and aggressive. 

Ralph Albarano, tackle, soph in th 

College of Engineering. 6 feet. Weigh 

185. Making strong bid for regula 

berth and is certain to play a lot. 


John DeArmey, tackle, junior in Coll 
lege of Engineering. 5 feet 8. Weigh 
187. Played as reserve guard las 
year and is battling it out with Albaj 
rano for starting job. 

Fred Hewitt, back, junior in Colleg< 
of Engineering. 5 feet 11. Weigh 
161. Unusually capable ball toter, de 
veloping into fine passer and is fai 
kicker. Star center in lacrosse. 

Pershing Mondorff, back, soph il 
College of Agriculture. 5 feet 11' 
Weighs 185. Fairly fast and rugged 
he is a great kicker, learning it fron 
soccer as he never played football be; 
fore entering Maryland. Unusualli 
effective on kick-offs and placements 
Born in war year (1918) he was name< 
for General Pershing. Basket-ball an< 
baseball player. 

*EPTEMBEK. 1937 


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Maryland's Varsity Football Aggregation for 1937 » » » 

J3 ' «* 

bi?<1 .36, 

Back row — Brown, Forrester. Mondroff. McCarthy, Manager Hay. Beamer, Skotnicki. Brand. Burns. Budk,,(T. 

Third row — Assistant Manager Knepley, Lloyd, Lawrence, O'Farrell, Vollmer, Wood. Albarano. Dowling. Lean. J. DeArmey. 

Second row — Boyda, Walton. Weidinger. Meade, Surgent, Smith, Hewitt. Parvis. Hess. Wolfe. 

Front row — F. DeArmey. Booze, Rudy, Jones, Morris, Cronin. Bryant, Wheeler. 

Maryland's 1937 Football Roster 





lair Smith end 

bhn McCarthy end 

t ick Budkoff end 

"ill Bryant end 

ade Wood end 

hn DeArmey tackle 

illiam Wolfe guard 

ike Surgent guard 

()b Walton center 
m Forrester center 
i averly Wheeler. ...back 

tank DeArmey back 

j^im Meade back 

"harlie Weidinger..back 

j;red Hewitt back 

}hn Egan back 

I 3urton Morris back 

'rank Cronin back 

'Letter men 
x-Not out in 1936 



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Yrs. on 

Age squad High School Home Town 

21 3 Tech High. Wash., D. C Mt. Kainer. Md. 

22 3 Eastern High Washington, D. C. 

20 2 Clasical High Lynn. Mass. 

22 3 Central High. Wash.. D.C.Takoma Park. Md. 

20 2 Eastern High Washington, D. C. 

22 2 Windber High Windber, Pa. 

21 3 Altoona High Altoona. Pa. 

21 3 Freeland High Freeland. Pa. 

21 3 Tech High Washington. D. C. 

19 2 Warrenton. Va.. High Hcrwyn. Md. 

23 3 Tech High Washington, D. C. 

25 3 Windber High Windber. Pa. 

23 2 Tome Institute Port Deposit. Md. 

20 2 McDonogh School Baltimore. Md. 

21 2 Balto. City Col Baltimore, Md. 

23 3 Valley Forge Acad Waterbury. Conn. 

24 1 Tome Institute Port Deposit. Md. 

20 1 Bel Air High Bel Air. Md. 

rom 1936 Freshman Squad 


ancis Beamer end 

jbert Burns end 

'bert Brown tackle 

Jph Albarano tackle 

*rnon Dowling tackle 

illiam Davis tackle 

illiam Pooze tackle 

jilliam Daneker tackle 

[Iward Lloyd guard 

I'lorge Lawrence guard 

i Jin Jones guard 

■thur Rudy guard 

tarneth Hess guard 

larles Parvis center 

|n Boyda back 

,,ank Skotnicki back 

Vshing Mondoroff..back 

,i>bert Brand back 

;iam Bengoechea....back 
an Miller back 




























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Roosevelt High Washington. D. C. 

Havre de Grace High.. ..Havre de Grace, Md. 

West Hazleton High West Hazleton. Pa. 

Lilly High Lilly. Pa. 

Annapolis High Annapolis. Md. 

Montgomery-Blair High. ...Silver Spring. Md. 

Polytechniic High Baltimore, Md 

Bel Air High Bel Air. Md. 

Western High Washington. I) ('. 

Fr. and Mar. Acad Hanover, Pa. 

Central High Washington. I). C. 

Middletown High Middletown, Md. 

Tech High Washington. I) C 

Loyola High Baltimore. Md. 

Vocational School Edge. Pa. 

West Hazleton High West Hazleton. Pa, 

Emmitsburg High Emmitshurg. M.l 

Eastern High Washington. D. ('. 

Ogden High Odgen. Utah 

Eastern High Washington. D. C. 

Grid List 
For 1938 

WITH TEN GAMES on the schedule 
again, the Maryland football card 
for 1938 will be practically the same 
as this fall. There is only one actual 

Pennsylvania, which will be battled 
this year on October 2 in Philadelphia, 
is not back for 1938, with University of 
Richmond being on the card instead. 

There has been some change in the 
alignment of the contests. Richmond 
provides the opener on September 24 
and St. John's, usually the foe for the 
first tilt, the fourth clash, offering a 
respite after two big northern games. 

Maryland will have seven home bat- 
tles next fall, with five at College Park 
and two in the Baltimore Stadium. 
Georgetown, of course, remains on the 

Jaunts to Penn State, Syracuse and 
Florida are the three games away. 

The dates: 

September 24, University of Richmond. 

October 1. Penn State at State Coll. 
Syracuse at Syracuse; 16. St. John's; 22. Vir- 
ginia: 29. V. M. I. 

November 5. Western Maryland. Baltimore 
Stadium: 12. Florida. Gainesville ; 1'.'. George- 
town : 21. Washington and Lee. Baltimore . 



Outlook Is for 50-50 Grid Season 



1%/fARYLAND, playing its opening 
football game against St. John's, 
as usual, was to hop off on a rough 
journey on September 25 with the An- 
napolitans invading College Park. 

While the Johnnies never are set- 
ups, the Terps went into the game 
looking ahead to Pennsylvania on Oc- 
tober 2 at Philadelphia, Western Mary- 
land at College Park on October 9 and 
the seven battles that come afterward. 

With a tough schedule and numerous 
holes to plug in the regular line-up 
and reserves to be developed, a 50-50 
outcome of the season would be a 
worthy accomplishment. 

Not Singing Blues 
"D^RANK DOBSON, head coach, while 

he realizes his problems, is not sing- 
ing the blues, but is spending his time 
doing a lot of hard work with a squad 
that packs plenty of spirit. He is being 
aided by Jack Faber and Al Heagy, 
former Terp stars. Al Woods, an- 
other ex-Maryland ace, is handling the 

Maryland's team is built around 10 
letter men: Blair Smith, Nick Budkoff 
and John McCarthy, ends; Bill Wolfe 
and Mike Surgent, guards; Bob Wal- 
ton, center; Jim Meade, Charlie Weid- 
inger, Waverly Wheeler and Frank 
DeArmey, backs. 

Bill Bryant, end; John DeArmey, 
tackle, and Rip Hewitt and Jack Egan, 
backs, are the other leading leftovers 
from 1936. 

Francis Beamer, end; Bob Brown and 
Ralph Albarano, tackles; Ed Floyd and 
George Lawrence, guards; Charles 

Parvis, center, and Frank Skotnicki, 
John Boyda and Pershing Mondorff, 
backs, are the leading prospects from 
last season's freshman squad. 

Remainder of Card 

TJERE are the tilts that follow the 
St. John's inaugural: 

October 2 — Pennsylvania at Phila- 

October 9 — Western Maryland at 
College Park. 

October 16 — Virginia at Charlottes- 

October 23 — Syracuse at Baltimore 

October 30— Florida at College Park 

November 6 — V. M. I. at Lexington. 

November 13 — Penn State at State 

November 20 — Georgetown at Wash- 

November 25 (Thanksgiving) — 
Washington and Lee at Baltimore Sta- 

Prices Are Attractive 
TJOPULAR prices have been decreed 
by the Athletic Board for all the 
games. Grandstand seats for the St. 
John's tilt were 75 cents, with bleach- 
ers for school students at 25 cents. 

For other games at College Park, 
the box seats will be $1.65, with 
grandstand seats at $1.10 and bleach- 
ers at 55 cents. 

For the Baltimore contests the prices 
will be $1.65 for box and center grand- 
stand seats and $1.10 for other grand- 
stand tickets. 

Tennis Champion 

The winner in 12 out of 14 sets, Spen- 
cer (Spider) Chase, '34, won the Prince 
George's Tennis Championship. Spider 
won the singles and then with Reynor 
Howard, of Hyattsville, former Naval 
Academy tennis star, annexed the 

"Spider" is well remembered by all 
"Old Line" sport fans as the lanky 
basket-ball and baseball star. In bas- 
ket-ball he moved unexpectedly and his 
height bewildered his opponents. 

He is a graduate in horticulture and 
is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. 

( The lessons of the past have to be 
learned anew each year. 


This notice is to call the atten- 
tion of alumni to the annual so- 
licitation of the "Diamondback," 
the student paper, for subscrip- 
tion. It affords an excellent op- 
portunity to follow the current 
events of student activities as 
well as up-to-date news on the 
athletic activities. 

The subscription rate is $2.00 
per year, which will be taken 
care of by sending your remit- 
tance either to the "Diamond- 
back" or Alumni Office, College 
Park, Md. 

Notes About Former Terps 

Charlie Keller, Terp diamond pr 
uct, was the sensation of the Interr 
tional League, during the season jij 
ended, batting .351 to lead the circ 
and topping the list in two other lin 
He also led in number of hits and 
runs scored. 

Keller, who is the property of t 
New York Yankees, Newark being 
farm team, was declared to be the b< 
looking rookie since Babe Ruth bro 
into baseball. 

Whether the Yankees will take h 
up next year or let him spend anoth, 
season at Newark has not been dete 

Charlie is coming back to school di 
ing October to complete his work fi 
his degree, as he left in his senior yei 
last spring to go to the Newark trail 
ing camp. q 

Boots Groves, who kicked the thr 
points that beat Penn, 3 to 0, in 192 
was out looking over the 1937 varsi 
squad recently. It is hoped that th 
year's team can spring an upset lil 
the Terps did in that last encounter c 
Franklin Field. 


Four of Maryland's football form' 
greats are in Shanghai, China, all i 
them captains in the Marines. Th£ 
are Joe Burger, Tony Hough, Ja^ 
McQuade and Pat Lanigan. All a] 
all-time all-Maryland players, except 
ing Lanigan, and all were members t 
the team that beat Penn in 1923. 

Al Woods, who used to play hal 
back for the Terps, finishing in 193 
has a sizable squad of freshmen toi 
ing, but has not proceeded far enoug 
to get a line on his charges. Howeve 
there appears to be more than tn 
usual amount of material in the yeal 
ling ranks, and most of the boys a} 
from within the State. 

Al turned out an aggregation la: 
fall that won four games and tied ai 
other and is sure to get the best out < 
the players at hand. 

His main job at the University 
instructor in agronomy. 

It should be interesting to the ol 
grads and others who follow Marjl 
land's athletic teams to know that tr< 
game with Penn in Philly on Octob^ 
2 will be given a wide broadcast. 

It will be sent out over WBAI 

WBAL and eight other stations als 
will broadcast the Virginia game 
Charlottesville, October 16. 


} h 

armacy » » 



« 1HE BEGINNING of the practice 

i i- of pharmacy may be located in the 

rt forts of primitive people of all ages 

«i counteract diseases or relieve pain. 

1( i he very earliest literature of 

1 nations gives proof of the 

fudy. Many references in 

"ffte Scriptures to the medical 

bjortues of leaves and plants 

' ri pe familiar to the readers of 

ie Bible. From the early 

Istories of China, Japan and 

; dia can be found references 

J the practice of aiding the 

Ck with nature's remedies. 

liiNot until the 18th century 

1|id well passed into history 
d the pharmacist appear as 
.! distinct factor in his un- 
tppy struggle for individu- 

In the United States 
! As far as known no phar- 
' acist as such existed in the 
nited States before the Rev- 
iition. It was not until 1808 
hen the Massachusetts Med- 
al Society published a phar- 
'acopoeia, listing drugs for 
edical use with formulas. 
\e first edition of the United States 
^larmacopoeia was published in 1820, 
>d has been continued ever since, at 
I'rtain intervals. It was in 1840 that 
; group of forward-looking young 
othecaries and physicians then prac- 
ing in Maryland, recognized the ne- 
ssity for more thoroughly educated 
'.d better-trained pharmacists if this 
ipidly growing phase of medical serv- 
ii was to be properly developed. As 
outgrowth of their endeavors The 
aryland College of Pharmacy was 
worporated on January 27, 1841, and 
ae first course of lectures began in 
Wember. The College continued to 
Jerate as an independent institution 
^til 1904, when it amalgamated with 
e group of professional schools of 
e University in Baltimore. It became 
department of the State University 
Hen the old University of Maryland 
xs merged with the Maryland State 
■liege in 1920. With but one short 
permission just prior to 1856, it has 
ntinuously exercised its functions as 
teaching institution. 
'It is a member of the American 
iarmaceutical Association which was 
ganized in 1852. Today there are 
[(proximately 1,500 living graduates, 
th more than 900 practicing in 

Outstanding Grad 

One of the outstanding and earl) 

organizers was Dr. .1. Kan Moore, 
a graduate of the Maryland College 

of Pharmacy in l s 17. He was the 
Secretary of the Maryland College of 
Pharmacy upon its reorganization in 

New Buildings 


1858. He was elected Professor of 
Pharmacy in 1861 and in 1872, pres- 
ident of the Maryland College of Phar- 
macy, holding that position for three 
years. He was elected President of 
the American Pharmaceutical Associ- 
ation in 1863. He served twice on the 
Committee of Revision of the United 
States Pharmacopoeia. Much can be 
attributed to Dr. Moore for the devel- 
opment of Pharmacy in Maryland. 

With the beginning of the new school 
year there will also begin tin- con 
Btruct ion on Beveral new build 
« ln.-li a bond i me of 11,700,000 
authorized al the la I e ion of 
Legislal ure. 

The entire plan call for the con 
Btruction of nine buildings, one of 
which will be paid for from everal 
funds, including private bequi 

At College Park plans call for ■ new 
infirmary, m< n's dormitory, an addil ion 
in the present group of engineering 
buildings, home economics building, 
poultry and general service. An addi- 
tional sum of $30,000 will be spent on 
books for the library. 

In addition to the major construc- 
tion, several minor projects, including 
greenhouses, a model apiary for the 
entomology department, and new 
equipment in the dairy and animal 
husbandry building., will be added to 
the University's physical equipment. 

Another interesting part of the im- 
provement program is the razing of 
the old wooden dairy and animal hus- 
bandry building near the boulevard. 

Each alumnus is vitally interested 
in the great progress being made. 
Come to College Park, Saturday, Oc- 
tober 30th and spend the day looking 
things over. 


Wheaties — As frequently spoken of 
as "The food of Champions", Wheaties 
has on its staff a former Maryland 
Champion, Norwood Sothoron, '34. He 
is a member of Kappa Alpha and says 
"Wheaties keep me busy." O. K., 


A Marylander's Impressions of Japan 

•aveler impressions of Japan.) 

double with trees and flowers in the 
center. The women and children in 
their kimonas are picturesque. Their 
parks are lovely and in the evening 
you will find these parks crowded with 
people trying to get a breath of air 
and cool off (the time being July). 

The Japanese all seem to be a happy 
people and always give you a smile 
for which they expect one in return. 
Their custom of bowing is quite odd, 
but upon one's stay in this country 
one will find oneself doing the same 
and thinking nothing about it. 

Upon our first shopping tour we 
were impressed because of their utter 

(We get from a Maryland T) 
JTPON entering the harbor in Yoka- 
homa one's impression of Japan 
is one of awe and facination. But 
upon docking and entering a taxi for 
the ride to Tokyo, that impression 
changes. The streets are crowded, the 
houses and shops are numerous and 
crowded and the air is offensive. Pe- 
destrians pay no attention whatever 
to autos; they just take their own 
time and the driver has to go around 
them or just stop and wait. 
Upon arriving in Tokyo the above 
impression changes. The streets are 
wide and the buildings are compara- 
tively new. Their streets are mostly 


Maryland alumni new 

neglect of the buyer. They did not 
care whether you wanted to buy or 
not. After a while they would wander 
down the counter and stand before 
you with a blank expression on their 
faces. You would ask "how much" 
and several clerks would go in consul- 
tation and finally say 4 yen 50, or the 
like. I found the elevator girls the 
most apt and the most willing to please 
of anyone in any of the stores. If 
they could not understand you they 
would rush off and come back with 
someone of the force who could speak 
a few words of English. 

The Obi and Kimona market was 
the place where you were swamped 
by clerks immediately you entered. 
They were on all sides of you with 
either a kimona or an obi trying their 
best to sell it to you whether you 
wanted it or not. 

Their department stores are lovely. 
They are not arranged as our stores, 
for instance the center of their store 
is all one floor, with each floor open- 
ing to this with a show window. Their 
stairways open to this and one just 
goes around and around yet each time 
you ascend one floor without hardly 
knowing you have done so. 


At night their stores are beautiful- 
ly lighted. They have lights running 
around the windows, up and down the 
building, across the top and every- 
where. Each one tries to out-do the 
other with more lights and more col- 
ors. It is really a grand sight at 
night just to ride around the business 
section and see the different signs and 


Upon boarding a Pullman for a 
night ride one is really frightened. 
In the first place there is no privacy 
and in the second, the train is always 
crowded. You might just as well ex- 
pect to find yourself in a compartment 
with a Japanese as not. The compart- 
ments are hot, and in the morning 
you find yourself covered with coal 
dust. The food is not so good. 

A day ride on the trains is terribly 
dirty and hot, but the views from the 
window are beautiful. The Japanese 
use every available portion of land. 
They do not waste even a walkway. 
Their rice fields and tea fields are 
beautiful, lovely little plots of ground 
well-kept and so very green and three 
times more women than men working 
these fields. 

Personal Pencilings 

Law — With the beginning of the fall 
term, Charles Vinton Koons, '29, will 
assume the duties of professor in law 
at Georgetown University. He will 
teach common law actions and dam- 
ages. "Dinty", as he was better known, 
received his LL.B. degree from George- 
town University in 1934 and his juris 
doctor degree in 1935, graduating as 
an honor student. His new duties will 
be with the late afternoon and evening 


Military — Joseph W. Sisson, Jr., '36, 
foimer lieutenant of the R. 0. T. C. 
was appointed second lieutenant in the 
Regular Army following the comple- 
tion of a year's training under the 
Thomason Act. He is stationed at Fort 
Howard, Md. 


Teacher — Miss Florence R. Rea, '36, 
is a teacher of Home Economics at 
School No. 43-A in Baltimore, Md. Miss 
Rea worked for two summers as dieti- 
tian at the Chesapeake Biological Lab- 
oratory at Solomon's Island before 
graduating. She was a member of Al- 
pha Lambda Delta and Mortar Board, 
national honorary sororities, and Delta 
Delta Delta social sorority. 


Highways— Levy R. Tindal, '35, for- 
merly with the U. S. Bureau of Public 
Roads is now with the Virginia State 
Highways Commission located in Rich- 
mond, Va. Tindal was on a W. P. A. 
project in Virginia soon after gradua- 
tion, transferring later to the Virginia 
State Highways Commission. 


Dietitian — Miss Jeanette R. Merritt, 
'36, has been studying dietetics at the 
University of Colorado School of Med- 
icine and Hospitals since graduating a 
year ago. She plans to return East 
when she has completed her dietetic 
internship there. Miss Merritt was a 
member of Alpha Xi Delta social 


W. P. A. — Miss Catherine Moore, '35, 
is District Supervisor of a W. P. A. 
project with headquarters at Salisbury, 
Md. Miss Moore was very active in 
sports while attending the University 
and was a member of Alpha Omicron 
Pi social sorority and Alpha Lambda 
Delta honorary sorority. 

Married — Miss Alice P. Philips, '! 
married Dr. Sumner 0. Burhoe, facu 
member of the University in the I 
partment of Zoology in June, 19: 
Mrs. Burhoe is a member of Alp 
Upsilon Chi sorority. They will It 
in Washington, D. C. 


Teaching — Wilson Dawson, '35, 
member of Pi Alpha Epsilon fratert 
ty, will be a faculty member of t 
Federalsburg High School at Prest 
Md., this fall. Other alumni to 
found at the same place are Kennc 
Remsberg, '29, and William H. Hend 
son, '36. 


Library — At the Carnegie Public I 

brary in Washington, D. C, will 

found Mildred Berry, '35, a member 

the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. 


Photography — On the aerial photo, 
raphy project of the Agricultural At 
justment Administration, is Charh 
Orcutt, '37. He is stationed at Ne> 
Brunswick, N. J. 


Swift — The assistant product manj 
ger of the Washington plant of tli 
Swift Company is Burton M. McFat 
den, '37, a member of Alpha Gamm 
Rho. McFadden is inside salesman sp^ 
cializing in the sales of dairy product! 
He went with the company on Monda 
following his graduation and speif 
three months training in Baltimore. 

Marriage — Another Diamondbaa 
romance results in the marriage of 1 
Marshal Mathias, '35, and Ruth Well 
ington, '36, September 18. Joe, th; 
former editor of the Diamondback, I 
now a reporter for the Washingm 
Times. Ruth was the Women's Ed 
tor of the Diamondback during Joe 1 
regime. Good for the Diamondback 

Registrar — Circulation manager i 
the American Association of Collegi 
ate Registrars' Bulletin is Miss Aim 
Preinkert, '23, M. S., now the Regis 
trar of the University of Marylanc 
During the past year Miss Preinker 
has increased the circulation ten pe 
cent. In addition to this, she contrib 
utes articles to the Bulletin on th] 
Registrar's Professional Library. 

With the beginning of the schoo 
term this fall, Miss Preinkert will be 
gin her seventeenth year at the Un| 
versity of Maryland. 

September, i<).{7 

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Thursday, November 11, 1937 

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After the game, in t K< 

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regular patron. 

The Varsity Grill 

I-]. P. ZALESAK, '2:>, Proprietor 

, Steel — Dale Patterson, '37, popular 
ember of the student body, is with 
je Bethlehem Steel Company at Beth- 
;hem, Pa. He is a trainee in the Steel 
pop Course, a sales branch of the 

Engineering — R. T. Bollman, '36, is 
ith the Minneapolis Honeywell Reg-, 
pmpany in Philadelphia as Job Engi- 
£er. He married Miss Ruth E. Ay of 
kltimore. They are living at 215 E. 
■nn St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

(Finance — Paul I. Mobus, '37, former 
Isket-ball manager, is now with the 
Misumer Finance Service, Inc., of 
laryland. He is located in Cumber- 
rid as assistant manager. 

{Bacteriology — Lewis F. Hobbs, '37, 
a bacteriologist for the Holbrook 
airy of Hyattsville, Md. 

Marriage — Miss Dorothy Bolton, '31, 
'd Warren E. Rabbitt, '31, were mar- 
Id August 4, last. Dorothy was well 

own by many students who visited 
tie University Infirmary. Warren, a 
ember of Sigma Nu, is head book- 
i|eper in the Agricultural Adjustment 

Iministratioii in Washington, D. C. 

Married — Miss Olga Lofgren, '34, 
was married to Mr. James D. Boone 
on Wednesday evening, September 1, 
in the National Memorial Baptist 
Church of Washington, D. C. Miss 
Lofgren was an instructor in the De- 
partment of Speech at the University 
last year. She is a member of Kappa 
Delta sororitv. 

Law Frederick \Y. [nvemizzi, '32, 
has been appointed to the faculty oi 
the University Law School in Balti- 
more. Fred, a graduate of the Law 
School in 1935, will begin his duties 
this fall. He is a member of Phi Delta 
Theta and was one of the Old Line's 
outstanding lacrosse goalies. 

Health— Dietitian at the Health Cen- 
ter at 1414 16th St., Washington, D. C, 
is Mary Taylor, '36, a member of Al- 
pha Xi Delta. Mary hails from Perry- 
man, Md., graduating in Home Econ- 
omics, specializing in foods. 

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progress. More than forty years ago, they 
initiated the first use of electricity in the 

textile industry. Today, every modern loom 
has its individual electric drive, and 
electric control which governs the quality 
of the unrolling yards of fine, sleek fabric. 
General Electric scientists have perfected 
instruments to test and match the colors, 
and to keep the weft straight and true. 

Electric equipment — much of it especially 
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applications — -increases production, pro- 
tects expensive machines, prevents delay 
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Volume IX 


Alumni Association-University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 


Officers Cor 1937-38 


College Park, -Aid. 

|C. Walter Cole, '21, Vice-President G. F. Pollock, '23, Secretary-Treasurer 

Towson, Md. College Park. Md. 

Alumni Board 

(Note — The officers named above are also members of the Alumni Board) 

Reuben Brigham, '08, P. YV. Chichester, '20, Education 

Arts and Sciences D. H. Adams, '28, Agriculture 

Charles V. Koons, '29, Engineering Ruth Miles, '31, Home Economics 

Members at Large 

I Edith Burnside Whiteford, '29, Women's Rep. George Weber, '33, Men's Rep. 

G. F. Pollock, '23, Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly by the University of Maryland 
Alumni Association at College Park, Md., as second-class matter under the Act 
of Congress of March 3, 1879. 

Annual Alumni Association dues are $2.00. One year's subscription to 
Alumni News, 50 cents. 

Group Leaders 

Allegany County: E. Brooke Whiting, '98, President; Dr. Joseph Franklin, '21, 
Secretary, Cumberland, Md. 

Baltimore County: C. Walter Cole, '21, President; H. B. Derrick, '17, Secretary, 

Towson, Md. 
J Baltimore City: Chester Tawney, '31, President, 4022 Roland Avenue; E. 
Gordon Hammond, '34, Secretary, 1023 W. Bane Street, Baltimore, Md. 

Caroline County: George W. Clendaniel, '20, President, Denton; Dr. Maurice 
A. Brackett, '21, Treasurer, Denton; Mrs. George W. Clendaniel, '21, Secre- 
tary, Denton. 

Harford County: W. B. Munnikhuysen, '14, President; H. M. Carroll, '20, Sec- 
retary, Bel Air, Md. 

Frederick County: J. Homer Remsberg, '18, President; Henry R. Shoemaker, 
'17, Secretary, Frederick, Md. 

New York City: Donald Kieffer, '30, President, 195- Broadway; Sarah Morris, 
'25, Secretary, 140 E. 63rd Street, New York City. 

Philadelphia: A. Moulton McNutt, '06, President, 413 Cooper Street, Camden, 
N. J.; J. P. Mudd, '07, Secretary, 173 Manheim Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pittsburgh: E. Minor Wenner, '27, President, 1111 Gladys Avenue; Dr. A. A. 
Krieger, '32, Secretary, Highland Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Washington, D. C: J. Douglas Wallop, '19, President, 6139 N. Dakota Avenue, 
N. W.; C. Vincent Koons, '29. Secretary, 419 Fourth Street, N. E., Wash- 

Washington County: Hon. Henry Holzapfel, Jr., '93, President, Hagerstown, 
Md.; L. G. Mathias, '23, Secretary, Hagerstown, Md. 

Fraternities Plan Homecoming Events 


"1/fANY FRATERNITIES and soror- 
ities have planned Homecoming 
reunions for alumni at their respective 
houses. Each has arranged its func- 
tions to help the University Alumni 
Association welcome Homecoming old 
grads and to support the Homecoming 
Dance held for the benefit of an "M" 
Club scholarship fund. 

Sigma Phi Sigma wants to show off 
the improvement in the house and all 

the new pledges. They will have a 
buffet supper for their alumni immedi- 
ately following the game. 

The annual Homecoming for Kappa 
Alpha is on again and the 24 members 
in the house will welcome the old boys 
any time during the day and especially 
at the buffet supper after the game. 

Muriel James, president of Alpha 
Omicron Pi, announces that big plans 

(Continued on Page 5) 

Cover Picture 

Morril Hall, buill in 1892, i- known 
in every former student and hould 

bring to mind many fond men 

college days "On the Hill." Like fa- 
miliar face-. Morril Hall beckons to 
alumni to return often and renew old 
friendships. Homecoming is Saturday, 
October 30, L937. A time when all 
good fellows gel together. 

Homecoming Program 

Registration begins at '.» A. M. — 

Ritchie Coliseum, 
Alumni Headquarters. 

Freshman Sophomore Tug-o-War, 

10.30 A. M., Paint Branch. 

Co-ed Play Day, 

11 A. M., Girls Field. 
Visiting teams. Western Mary- 
land, American University 
and Wilson Teachers' College. 

Lunch 12 Noon 

University Cafeteria or Ritchie 
Freshman Parade, 1.30 P. M. 

Campus to Byrd Stadium. 

Football — Florida vs. Maryland, 
2.30 P. M.— Byrd Stadium. 

Between halves. 

Ceremony to honor Dr. Byrd's 
silver anniversary at the Uni- 

Competitive float parade by 
student organizations. 

Annual "M" Club Meeting, 

Ritchie Coliseum — 5 P. M. 
Alumni Buffet Supper and Mixer 
5.30 to, 7 P. M. 

Girls Field House. 
Entertainment by University 
Glee Club. 
Annual Homecoming Dance — 

8 P. M. to Midnight— Prizes. 
Ritchie Coliseum. 

All University buildings open during 
the day for Alumni anil visitors. 

Fraternities and sororities will have 
open house for Alumni. 

Girls' dormitory — conveniences 
available for the ladies. 

Muhlenberg College 

Dr. Louis C. LaBarre. M.D., '08, was 
the Univei'sity of Maryland's repre- 
sentative at the inauguration of Dr. 
Levering Tyson as the fifth president 
of Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa. 
Dr. LaBarre is chief surgeon at the 
Coaldale, Pa., State Hospital. 

Maryland alumni news 


Doctor Byrd 

Dr. R. L. Silvester 


Painted by Albert A. Rose 

Mr. Edmund Mayo 

Mayo Presents Portrait 




rpHE MEMORY of a man of sterling 
■*- character was vividly revived be- 
fore the Faculty and Alumni of the 
College Park Schools of the University 
when Edmund C. Mayo, '04, presented 
to the University a portrait in oil of 
Captain R. W. Silvester, former presi- 
dent from 1892 to 1912. 

It is needless to remind those Alum- 
ni who were students under this great 
man of his many virtues, but for those 
who were not so fortunate to know 
him I will give to you the recorded 
impressions of his dynamic personali- 

President 20 Years 

Captain Silvester, the son of a Vir- 
ginia planter, a graduate of Virginia 
Military Academy and was a teacher 
in the Charlotte Hall Military Acade- 
my before becoming president of the 
College Park School, then known as 
the Maryland Agriculture College. He 
held this position for 20 years before 
ill health caused him to retire. During 
that time he brought a dejected and 

near-depleted institution back to its 
place of prominence as an institution 
of service to the people of Maryland. 
His influence upon the young men 
has again and again been brought to 
light by their acclaim that Captain 
Silvester was largely responsible for 
shaping their early training which 
played an important part in whatever 
success they have enjoyed. 

Mayo's Remarks 

The high esteem in which Captain 
Silvester was held was brought forth 
by Mr. Mayo, one of his admiring 
students, who brought a portrait in 
oil to the campus and presented it 
to the University in the midst of old 
friends, faculty members and students 
connected with the Institution during 
Captain Silvester's tenure of office. 

In presenting the portrait, Mr. Mayo 
said : "I did not know there was not 
a picture of Captain Silvester in the 
Institution until I read the article in 
the Alumni News. I was so deeply 

touched and immediately interested in j 
the endeavor that I took steps at once 
to have his portrait painted. 

"Captain Silvester was a great in- 
fluence to me, a friend of mine and a 
friend of my family. It was he who 
made it possible for me to come to 
this Institution in which he laid the 
foundation for a large part of its 

"He was a man of great encourage- 
ment and gave me good, friendly ad- 
vice in his timely talks. Captain R. 
W. Silvester's influence in developing 
fairness, friendliness and initiative 
was largely responsible for much of 
my success today. 

"It is a pleasure and a privilege to 
present to this great Institution, a 
portrait of a sterling character, Cap- 
tain R. W. Silvester." 

Mr. Mayo, a native of Virginia, 
graduated in engineering and immedi- 
ately began a triumphant rise up the 
ladder of success. He began his busi- 
ness career in Norfolk, Virginia, and 
today is president of the nationally 
known Gorham Manufacturing Corn- 
pan, specializers in the production of 

October, 1937 

/fine silverware. He is perhaps one of 
the greatest contributions to the per- 

'sonnel of the business world that 
Maryland has ever produced. His 
rise is attributed to his humanitarian 
feeling - for his fellow workers. His 
motto is "be fair." 

Professor Richardson Speaks 

Another to speak of Captain Sil- 
vester was Professor C. S. Richardson, 
Professor of Public Speaking. His re- 
marks were as follows: 

"This occasion causes for me min- 
gled feelings of sorrow and happiness — 
sorrow, because it brings poignantly 
to my mind that in the death of Cap- 
tain Richard Silvester I lost one of 
,the best friends that I had in all the 
world ; happiness, from the consci- 
ousness that there are those who so 
admired him while he was living, and 
;so revere his memory since he passed 
away, as to have a master painter 
place his image on canvas, and pre- 
sent this splendid portrait to the Uni- 
versity, that we may have his picture 
ever before us, as a reminder of this 
great teacher, counselor and friend. 

"Captain Silvester was a prince of 
men. His home was his castle, and 
his fireside a sacred shrine, and those 
who, like myself, were frequently his 
guests, felt the hospitality and peace 
of his home settle upon them as a 

"At times Captain Silvester seemed 
unnecessarily severe in manner, but 
"this was because his fine ideals were 
feo much a part of himself that any 
semblance of wrong brought the re- 
action of righteous indignation. This, 
ihowever, was generally an innocent 
gesture, for beneath his breast was a 
heart of gold and no man was ever- 
more ready to admit his own mistakes 
and to overlook the shortcomings of 

"There was some subtle power in the 
character and influence of this man. 
The impressions he made upon his 
students were never lost and often 
have I heard men say, long after they 
(had left college, that the advice and 
influence of Captain Silvester had help- 
ed to make and shape their lives." 

Another eminent faculty member, 
JDr. H. D. Patterson, retiring dean of 
the College of Agriculture, who had 
served with Captain Silvester through- 
out his tenure of office, spoke about 
his gracious character. 

His Son Responds 

Captain Silvester's son, Dr. R. L. 
Silvester, '08, of Washington, D. C, 
gave an eloquent response to the many 
fine things said about his father. To 

Mr. Mayo, he expressed himself" as 

"It is needless for me to tell you 
that my heart is too full to attempt 
to express my appreciation to Edwin 
Mayo for this gift to the University. 

It is indeed difficult to put into words 

my feelings on a subject so near and 

dear to me. 

"To those of you who remember my 

father in his prime, knew well his sin- 
cerity, loyalty, and intensity of pur- 
pose, in attempting to stimulate an 
ideal in a school that has now become 
one of our foremost State Universities. 
Here with us I see some of his former 
students and faculty associates; and it 

i indeed laudable that one of thi 
has made it possible foi a nationally- 
known artist tu enshrine him under 
the protection of the portals he loved 
so well. 

"What greater goal 
any vocation could one a-k than to 
realize one's memory would live 
through the ages because of the '■ 
admiral ion, and respeel of hi 

Those who were present for the 
presentation are recorded in the pic 
ture accompanying this article. 

The presentation at this time was 
informal, but a more formal one will 
be held next spring. 

Campus Friends of Captain Silvester 

» » » 

Front row, (left to right)— Prof. W. T. L. Taliaferro, Dr. H. B. McDon- 
nell, '88; Dr. H. C. Byrd, '08; Mr. Edmund C. Mayo, '04; Dr. R. L. Silvester, 
'08; Dr. H. J. Patterson, and Prof. Harry Gwinner. 

Second row — Mr. H. L. Crisp, Mr. Thomas H. White, Dr. T. H. Taliafer- 
ro, Prof. H. T. Harrison, Dr. T. B. Symons, '02; Prof. Myron Creese, and 
Mr. E. I. Oswald, '08. 

Back row — Mr. W. M. Hillegeist, '12; Prof. Charles S. Richardson, 
Dr. E. N. Cory, '09; Dr. W. B. Kemp, '12; Dr. C. O. Appleman, Mr. Brinkley, 
Dr. J. B. S. Norton, Mr. Stewart B. Shaw, '04, and Dr. L. B. Broughton, '08. 


(Continued from Page S) 

are being made to welcome their alum- 
nae and have them to supper. 

All Sigma Nu's are called for the 
get-together after the game with sup- 
per being served at six. It is their 
nineteenth annual reunion. 

"The Delta Sig's have the latch 
string out," says President MacDonald 
for all old grads. The old boys will be 
glad to see our many pledges. Supper 
will be served in the evening. 

Gerneaux Hall will be the location 
of another K. D. reunion at Home- 
coming. Many old grads are expected 
to have dinner with the actives follow- 
ing the game. 

Lambda Chi Alpha plans indicate a 
large return for Homecoming, October 
30. Many of the old boys have been 
dropping in this fall. Supper follow- 
ing the game, so don't forget Saturday, 
October 30, 1937. 

All other fraternities and sororities 
are having Homecoming functions and 
will welcome old grads all day long. 



Forty-Seven New Faculty Members 

EV3R THE YEAR 1937-1938 the Uni- 
versity appointed 47 new professors 
to its faculty staff. Five will be new- 
heads of departments. Twenty-four 
hold the degree of Doctor of philos- 
ophy and three have other Doctorate 

President Byrd made several impor- 
tant changes during the summer in his 
plan for a more coordinated teaching 
program as well as administrative. 
This change involved the College of 
Arts and Sciences, College of Agricul- 
ture, Economics, Animal Husbandry, 
Library, Chemical Engineering and 
several others. 

The new faculty members appointed 
for the College Park and Baltimore 
branches are as follows: 

New Faculty Members 

The new faculty members are: 

Dr. Wilbert J. Huff, professor and 
chairman of the department of chemi- 
cal engineering. 

Dr. W. Mackenzie Stevens, profes- 
sor and chairman of the division of 
economics, marketing and business. 

Dr. Lawrence H. James, professor 
and chairman of the department of 

Dr. L. V. Howard, professor and 
head of political science. 

Dr. John G. Jenkins, professor and 
head of the department of psychology. 

Dr. Leonid I. Strakhovsky, professor 
of European history. 

Dr. Gaylord Beale Estabrooke, in- 
structor of physics. 

Dr. L. I. Highby, associate professor 
of classical languages and literature. 

Dr. Alpheus R. Marshall, associate 
professor of economics and business 

Dr. W. Gordon Zeeveld, assistant 
professor of English. 

Dr. T. C. Byerly, of the National 
Research Center at Beltsville, Md., 
professor of poultry husbandry. 

Dr. Allan S. Gruchy, associate pro- 
fessor of economics and business ad- 

Dr. Gordon William Prange, instruc- 
tor in history. 

Dr. Edwin W. Titt, assistant profes- 
sor of mathematics. 

Dr. Jonathan W. Williams, instruc- 
tor in chemistry. 

Dr. Otis E. Lancaster, instructor in 

Dr. Oswald K. Sagen, assistant pro- 
fessor of mathematics. 

Dr. W. L. Hard, instructor in zool- 

Dr. William J. Svirbely, instructor 
in chemistry. 

Dr. Egbert C. Ingalls, instructor in 
civil engineering. 

Dr. Lindsay S. Dodson of the Re- 
settlement Administration of Wash- 

ington, D. C, assistant professor of 

Dr. Hugh A. Bone, Jr., instructor in 
political science. 

Dr. Jesse William Huckert, associate 
professor of mechanical engineering. 

Dr. Donald T. Bonney, research as- 
sociate in chemical engineering. 

Dr. Donald M. Dozer, instructor in 

R. B. Criswell, professor of fire serv- 
ice extension. 

Glen D. Brown, professor and head 
of department of industrial education. 

Carl W. E. Hintz, librarian and as- 
sociate professor of library science. 

Kenneth A. Clark, professor of ani- 
mal husbandry. 

William H. G. Gravely, Jr., instruc- 
tor in English. 

Miss Vienna Curtis, assistant pro- 
fessor of art. 

Warren L. Strausbaugh, instructor 
in speech. 

Miss Polly Bell Kessinger, instruc- 
tor in textiles and clothing. 

Henry Hunter Smith, instructor in 

Miss Mary Emma Barnes, instruc- 
tor in foods and nutrition. 

John Lowe, III, instructor in civil 

Miss Dorothy Middleton, assistant 
professor of physical education for 

Eric J. Lindahl, instructor in me- 
chanical engineering. 

Miss Evelyn Iverson, instructor in 

Walter Volckhausen, assistant in 

Edmund H. Umberger, Jr., assistant 
in mathematics. 

Additions to faculty in Baltimore 
Medical School: Dr. William R. Am- 
berson, professor of physiology. 

Dr. Dietrich C. Smith, associate pro- 
fessor of physiology. 

Dr. Raymond G. Hussey, associate 
professor of clinical pathology. 

Dental School: Marion W. McCrea, 
instructor in histology and embryology. 

Law School: Herbert M. Bums, Jr., 
associate professor of law. 

Frederick Invernizzi, instructor in 

Pharmacy School: Dr. Thomas C. 
Grubb, associate professor of bacteri- 


Saturday, October 30, 1937. "Count 
that day lost whose low descending 
sun sees; no old friends remembered, 
no new ones won." 

He: "What did the old rose say to 
the young rose?" 

She: "I can't guess." 

He: "Hi, bud." 

Author Munroe Leaf 

In the New York Herald Tribune 
"Book Review," Munroe Leaf, '27, au- 
thor, receives much complimentary 
commendation about his new book en- 
titled "Noodles." Already Leaf has 
established himself as an unusual and 
entirely different type of author. He 
wrote "Grammar Can Be Fun," and 
"Manners Can Be Fun," both of which 
have been received with much acclaim. 
Working on the theory that half the 
battle is won with a child if you can 
start with a laugh and chuckle, he has 
exposed and delightfully routed the 
fundamental bugbears of grammatical 
lapses and improper behavior on the 
part of the young. Recently he wrote 
a book entitled "Noodles," a humorous 
book for children which is different 
from his humorous book entitled "Fer- 
dinand's," which was for adults. 

About his recent contribution 
"Noodles," the book review writer re- 
marked, "It is a good, happy little book. 
It will get itself happily remembered 
by any child who gets it. I sincerely 
hope that a great many will." 

Leaf was a member of K. A. and the 
lacrosse squad. He now is a member 
of the board of directors of the F. A. 
Stokes Co., publishers, and resides in 
New York. 


Public Health 

Directing the North Dakota Public 
Health System is Melvin E. Koons, '30, 
a graduate in bacteriology and a for- 
mer lacrosse star. Following gradua- 
tion, Melvin got his Master's Degree 
at Penn State and then went West, tak- 
ing with him his bride, Mary Sisson. 
He was first with the Minnesota State 
Health Department, later transferring 
to the North Dakota State Health De- 
partment. In June, 1937, he was made 
dh'ector of the State Public Health and 
this fall was granted leave of absence 
to get his doctor's degree. He is tak- 
ing this work at Johns Hopkins in Bal- 
timore. Melvin is a member of Sigma 
Nu and took an active part in the 
R. 0. T. C, receiving a second lieuten- 
ancy in the Reserve Corps upon gradu- 


Engineering — At Wellsville, N. Y., 
Ray Chapman, '35, mechanical engi- 
neering, has received a promotion in 
the Moore Steam Turbine Corp. He 
has been assigned to the engineering 
department with possibilities of being 
sent to Washington in the spring. 

OCTOBER. 1937 

Homecoming and President Byrds Silver Jubilee w. n. ("bud hottel 

■*•"■*■ with Florida at College Park on 
October 30 will be Homecoming, as 
most everyone of the old grads has 
learned by this time, but it will be 
a much more significant occasion — the 
twenty-fifth anniversary of the return 
of Curley Byrd to his alma mater. 

Lots has happened in these 25 inter- 
vening years at College Park and in 
the Baltimore schools, too, and it is 
not necessary to reiterate the part the 
former athlete, coach, teacher and ex- 
ecutive has played in the rise to great 
prominence of the State institution. 
That has been told often and is not 
news to those who keep in touch with 
their old school. What is in mind now 
is to pay tribute on the Homecoming 
occasion to Dr. H. C. Byrd, president 
of the University, probably the most 
remarkable personage in the field of 
education today, but still Curley. 

Looking Back 25 Years 

fT\HE WRITER, who then was con- 
-^ nected with the sports department 
of the Washington Post, vividly re- 
members one Sunday evening in the 
late summer of 1912 when Curley walk- 
ed into his office and announced, "Bill, 
I am going out to Maryland Agricul- 
tural College to coach this fall. Give 
us a paragraph now and then, will 


Curley had just come in from College 
Park from a pow-wow with the powers 
back of athletics and had made ar- 
rangements to go back to his old school 
to teach English and coach athletics. 
And the power behind the throne in 
those days and the man who had the 

5 foresight to engage Curley was none 
other than Prof. Charles S. Richard- 
son, then head of the Athletic Council 
and who still is an integral part of 
that body and of the University. 

Other members of the Athletic Coun- 
cil at that time who had to place 
the 0. K. on Curley were Dr. F. B. 
Bomberger, another landmark of the 
institution and one of the leaders in 
its advance, and Prof. H. T. Harrison, 
still another notable figure in M. A. C. 
affairs until he left for other fields. 
Dr. Bomberger was assistant direc- 
tor of the Extension Service when he 
severed his connection with the Uni- 
versity to become president of the 

, Baltimore Bank for Cooperatives, but 

} his home still is just off the campus. 
Professor Harrison, also, again is living 

Dr. H. C. Byrd, '08 

in College Park after a long sojourn 
in the North. 

Has "Sold" the Institution 
T IKE MOST OTHERS, the writer 
had heard little and knew nothing 
about old M. A. C. at the time Curley 
asked for those seemingly insignifi- 
cant paragraphs that night 25 years 
ago, but we could write the history of 
the University for the last quarter of 
a century almost from memory. And 
it was Curley who "sold" us the school, 
like he has to countless others, and it 
has been his personality, perseverance 
and love for his alma mater, bul- 
warked, of course, by his great ability, 
that has sent him and the school amaz- 
ingly forward. 

Unless all plans go astray, October 
30 should be a notable day at College 
Park. Florida, which has played host 
to Maryland in such fine style during 
the past two seasons, is joining in 
wholeheartedly to do its bit. President 
John J. Tigert, president of that Uni- 

versity, and Governor Cone, of the Alli- 
gator State, are expected to come as 
honor guests, and alumni in Washing- 
ton and hereabout, are getting together 
to play their part. 

Want 1912 Team Back 
AS FOR MARYLAND, it has high 
"^ hopes of accomplishing many 
things, one of which is to have back 
every living member of the 1912 team, 
the first that Curley coached, the first 
Old Line combination ever to score a 
victory over Johns Hopkins and which 
lost only one game. 

This team, which was captained by 
Frank Hoffecker and managed by Er- 
nest Davis, also included Pop Koehler, 
Country Morris, Burton Shipley, Noisy 
Willson, J. E. Bowland, Kenneth Knode, 
E. R. Hindman, C. F. Hunteman, Lynn 
Loomis, Harry Smith, Henry White, V. 
P. Pennington, E. P. Williams, Joe 
Coster, Arthur Eddy, S. W. Ruff, Dav- 
is Johnson, G. H. Firor, W. B. Posey 
and possibly one or two more. 


A picture in the yearbook, The Rev- 
eille, of 1913, showing the team of 
the previous fall, included only 19 faces 
but "Shi])," who was hurt most of thai 
year was not among them and it might 
be that several others were missing. 
'Gators Are Keen Foes 
■^ should be well worth traveling a 
long way to see if there were nothing 
else to attract. Florida and Maryland 
are not old rivals but they have built 
up an exceptionally fine relationship 
and rivalry in a short time. 

This year's game will be only the 
fixth between the schools but it will 
be the fourth straight, with Florida 
having won three of the five tilts 
played. Florida won the first two, 
the inaugural in 1927 in Jacksonville, 
7 to 6, and the next in Tampa in 1931 
by 19 to 0. Then Maryland took two, 
winning in Baltimore in 1934 by 21 to 
and again the next year, in Gaines- 
ville, 20 to C>. The 'Gators gained a 
7 to 6 edge on their home field last 
fall. Both of the contests played in 
Gainesville were Homecoming affairs 
and the 'Gators really were perfect 
hosts, unless you can hold it against 
them for winning last year's game. 

October 30 at College Park should 
offer everything an old grad desires 
and those who fail to return for the 
occasion will be the losers. 

There will be some pictures in the 
"Silver Jubilee" program of October 
30 that the old-timers should relish 
gazing upon. 


Public Representative 

When the District of Columbia Com- 
missioners combed the District for el- 
igible men to appoint as a representa- 
tive of the public on District Real 
Estate Commission they selected Au- 
brey St. Clair Wardwell, '24, an at- 
torney-at-law. Aubrey got his law de- 
gree from Georgetown University af- 
ter which he had several years of expe- 
rience with the W. C. and A. N. Mil- 
ler, realtors and builders. During 
his practice of law he frequently rep- 
resented insurance companies in real 
estate investments. 

The outstanding function of the 
board under a recently enacted law 
will be to issue licenses to all real 
estate brokers and salesmen. Unless 
those granted permits conform with 
ethical requirements laid down by the 
board their licenses will be revoked. 

Aubrey is a member of the Sigma Nu 
fraternity and was active in athletics, 
being a member of the football squad. 

Experiences in China 




(By ED TENNEY, '28) 

tioned in Shanghai, I was, on an 
occasion, called upon by the American 
firm for whom I was then employed, 
to visit one of their Chinese agencies 
in a fairly remote sector of Chekiang 
Province. The least difficult route to 
the town in which the agency was lo- 
cated lay in a trip by steamer down the 
Chinese coast and thence by sedan 
chair from the point of debarkation. 
The first stage of my journey took me 
south to Ningpo, another large com- 
mercial city, on a fairly large coastal 
boat commanded by a British skipper. 
From Ningpo I continued further south 
on a smaller Chinese steamer, eventu- 
ally landing at the inner end, or head, 
of the famous Nimrod Sound. 

Leaving the second steamer I pro- 
ceeded, along with my interpreter and 
ever-pre:ent "boy," to my ultimate des- 
tination by sedan chair. Several days 
later, on returning to the small port 
on Nimrod Sound, we awaited the ar- 
rival of the small steamer to begin our 
journey Shanghai-ward and it was not 
long in putting in appearance. Upon 
boarding the boat, anchored in the 
clear green waters of the Sound, ap- 
proximately a half-mile from shore, 
we were informed that there would be 
a delay of an hour or so before its de- 

Not having had the facilities for 
taking a bath during the several hot 
and sultry preceding days, I requested 
permission from the Chinese captain, 
through my interpreter, to take a swim 
off the side of the vessel. The request 
was obligingly granted, though the 
captain shrugged in evident surprise, 
a fact which I attributed to the usual 
Chinese amazement at the strange an- 
tics of the "crazy foreigners." 

After a short time in the water I 
noticed that the local sampan (small 
hand-propelled Chinese boat) men and 
fishermen were doing a rushing busi- 
ness in bringing successive boatloads of 
obviously excited villagers out to watch 
my swimming. Knowing that very few 
Chinese swim, and that a foreigner 
was rather much of a novelty in this 
small place, their curiosity was under- 
standable. Even with the above facts 
in mind it occurred to me, in a vague 
way, that their excitement seemed 
greater than the occasion called for. 
And since both my interpreter and my 
boy were fairly unfamiliar with this 

particular section, and had, further- 
more, disappeared into the ship's din- 
ing room, they could not enlighten me. 
Nevertheless, I hugely enjoyed myself 
and ended my swim only when the cap- 
tain advised me that we were about to 
weigh anchor. 

Over our after-dinner coffee several 
nights later, on the Ningpo-Shanghai 
boat, I recounted my experience, and 
my mild astonishment at the odd ex- 
citement of the onlookers, to the Brit- 
ish skipper. Almost immediately after 
I had begun my story his face lighted 
up in a slow smile, but he heard me 
through before commenting. He then 
rather gravely said, "My boy, their 
excitement was justified; Nimrod 
Sound is generally filled with sharks." 

Even though safely sailing through 
the then serene waters of the China 
Sea I had a brief attack of a mild ague 
before recovering my aplomb. 

Glee Club 
At Rockville 

The first concert of the season for 
the University of Maryland Glee Club 
will be presented Friday, November 
12, in the Auditorium of the Mont- 
gomery County High School at Rock- 
ville, Maryland. So successful were 
the many presentations by the Club 
last year that an even greater pro- 
gram is anticipated this year. 

With such a large representation of 
Maryland Alumni in Montgomery 
County, it is expected that one of the 
largest audiences of the year will be 
on hand. 

The normal charges are: 30 cents 
for adults; 20 cents for children. 


A former Terrapin flash, Earl Wid- 
myer, '35, will do the coaching of 
young athletic aspirants at Hagers- 
town High School. He was formerly 
athletic coach at Frederick High 
School. He will assist Eddie Semler, 
'23, another star Old Line athlete, with 
football. Earl is a home town boy 
who returns with many honors and 
laurels he has won. 

Earl's former post at Frederick High 
School is being filled by another Old 
Liner, Warren Evans, '36, also a lumi- 
nary on the cinder track. 

OCTOBER, 1937 


;« « \j l u l n< l m n l t iiNtwa » » < 

By W. II. ("Bill") HOTTEL J 



Terrapin Sport Soup 

Charlie Keller, ex-Maryland athlete, 
followed the feat of leading- the Inter- 
national League in batting with an 
average of .351, by being the star of 
the playoffs in his circuit and later in 
Newark's triumph over Columbus of 
the American Association in the "Little 
World Series." He hit .500 in the eight 
playoff tilts and batted .487 as Newark 
won over Columbus after dropping 
the first three games in a 7-game 


Pat Lannigan, who played end for 
[Maryland on the great 1923 football 
team, is back at Quantico after a stay 
in China. He visited the University a 
couple days after his return and gave 
some interesting - angles to the situa- 
tion over there, and also displayed 
some pictures that were more vivid 
than words. 

Joe Burger and Tony Hough still are 
Dver there, now being located in Pei- 

All are captains in the Marines. 

Bob Slye, who was graduated last 
Tune, has been around College Park 
most of the month, being on vacation 
jifter having won his wings as a flyer 
<in the Naval Air Corps. Bob, who was 
6tar on the track team as a hurdler 
and broad jumper for three years, still 

holds both the timber-topping records 

for the University. His first station i- 

to be at Newport News. 
James Busick, who played tenuis and 

pole - vaulted for .Maryland several 
years ago, recently won the tennis 
singles and doubles championship of 
the Eastern Shore. Hi' is located in 


Bob Walton, senior engineering stu- 
dent, who plays center on the Terp 
football team, also is the 165-pounder 
boxer, reserve defense man in lacrosse, 
president of the senior class and lieu- 
tenant-colonel of the R. O. T. C. Regi- 
ment. He did not take part in athlet- 
ics before matriculating at Maryland. 

Here's a "snap course" a couple of 
Maryland football players, Bob Brown 
and Frank Skotnicki, sophomores, are 
absorbing: Three hours each of Or- 
ganic Chemistry, Qualitative Analy- 
sis, Calculus, Scientific German and 
Advanced English. 

Bob Healey, one of Maryland's la- 
crosse stars of recent years, has hung- 
up his M. D. shingle in Baltimore. Bob 
was graduated from the Medical School 
in Baltimore after finishing at College 
Park and then spent three years at 
St. Agnes Hospital in the Monumental 
City, the last as resident physician. 

Terps Get Good Start In 

ly/rARYLAND'S GRID TEAM did all 

: right by itself in its first three 

james, though winning only two. 

The Terps, of course, defeated St. 

Tohn's in the opener, the score being 

25 to 0, with the Johnnies below their 

usual standard. 


I However, the next two contests 

prought a lot of satisfaction, although 

°enn won in a game on Franklin Field, 

(28 to 21, and Western Maryland was 

:onquered by only 6 to at College 


I Maryland played great football 
igainst Penn, leading 14 to 7 at the 
jind of the first half and succumbing 
|>nly when two long passes were tossed 
or touchdowns by the Quakers. It 
vas a thriller and the Terps got a lot 
>f credit out of their great showing. 

Grid Campaign » » » 

The Terrors, always stubborn foes, 
were no different than usual, although 
Maryland appeared to be more than 
one touchdown superior. The Terps 
looked like big score winners when 
they marched 64 yards to a touchdown 
from the opening kickoff. 

But after that it was a nip-and-tuck 
battle with mental errors jeopardiz- 
ing Maryland on several occasions. 

A long run by Pershing Mondorff, 
a couple of neat passes by Charlie 
Weidinger to Blair Smith and Jim 
Meade and the last named's final surge 
for five yards through center, netted 
the counter against the Terrors. 

Maryland's line play generally was 
fine in all games but the backs had not 
reached a well-coordinated stage in 
the early tilts. 

Al Woods admit- he ha- Borne pretty 

g I men on his freshman grid -<|iiad. 

particularly in the line .Most of the 

boys arc from within the State and tin 
majority have not had a great deal of 
experience, bul the aggregation con 
tains lots of potent ialil ies. 

Kirk Besley, who quarterbacked the 
1112:: team that beat Penn, :: to 0, was 
among those to witness Maryland's 
great battle with the Quakers in Phila- 
delphia. October 2. "Nappy," we 
should say Doctor Besley — he is one 
of those I'h.D.'s — is located at the U. 
S. Experimental Farm, at Beltsville, 
"just up the road" from College Park. 

Maryland is having a cross-country 
team this season for the first time in 
recent years. By the time the next 
issue of the News rolls around there 
will be something definite to report, 
as its schedule opens late this month. 
Swede Eppley, of course, is coaching 
the Terpsters. 


"How did you happen to oversleep 
this A. M.?" 

"There are eight of us in the house 
and the alarm was set only for seven." 

Pep Rally 
In Baltimore 

On Friday, October 22. at 8 P. M., 
the Baltimore group of the Alumni As- 
sociation will hold a football pep rally 
at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in prepa- 
ration for the Syracuse-Maryland 
game to be played the next day in the 
Baltimore Stadium. All alumni are 
urged to attend a regular get-together. 
No admission charge. Refreshments 
according to your own taste. No speak- 
ing program. Do not miss it. Bring 
the ladies. 


"Do Not Fail Your Friends" is the 
Homecoming slogan for all Old Liners. 
Saturday, October 30, is the day that 
all roads lead to College Park for the 
Fourteenth Annual Fall Reunion of 
old grads. It's plunk of the pigskin 
and the hand clasp of an old friend 
which has established the traditions of 

For the entertainment of old grads 
an elaborate program has been ar- 


Maryland alumni news 

Married— Miss Ruth Lord, '35, of 
Washington, D. C, married Mr. John 
Karth Carlstrand of Baltimore. The 
newlyweds are residing in Baltimoi - e at 
3736 Winterburn Street. 

Married — Leonard Smith, '36, and 
Miss Pauline S. Zimmerli were married 
September 4, 1937, in the Church of the 
Reformation in Washington, D. C. 
Leonard, a graduate in chemistry with 
first honors, is a member of the Ameri- 
can Chemical Society, the American In- 
stitute of Chemists, Phi Kappa Phi and 
several other fraternities. 

The newlyweds will reside in Wash- 


Chemist Married — Graduating in 
June, J. D. Paddleford waited but a 
month before marrying Miss Gertrude 
Hoskinson of Poolesville, Md. They 
were united on July 17, last, in the Na- 
tional City Christian Church in Wash- 

Paddleford took his bride to Cumber- 
land where he is employed as a chemist 
in the Cellanese Corporation. His 
principal duty is control work on the 
cellulose acetate. 


Married — Following graduation, 
Wright G. Calder, '37, went with the 
General Electric Company and was 
sent to Lynn, Mass. But it was not 
long before he returned to Baltimore 
and married Miss Francis Jenkins on 
July 31. He then went back to Lynn 
with his bride. 

Wright is a member of Phi Delta 
Theta and was a former major in the 
R.O.T.C. On page 79 of the Terrapin, 
Mrs. Calder's picture appears as a 
sponsor in the regimental staff of the 
R. 0. T. C. 


Promotional — When the Ethyl Gas- 
oline Corporation needed a good man 
for South Carolina, they secured the 
services of Irvin 0. Wolfe, '33, former- 
ly director of service stations for 
Standard Oil in Washington County, 
Md. Irvin has moved to . Charlotte, 
S. C,. where he will have charge of 
the company's business. 

Irvin likes the work and is pleased 
with its promise. 

He was formerly treasurer of the 
Washington County alumni group. 

Engagement — Next month it is an- 
nounced that Jean Barnsley, '37, a 

member of Kappa Kappa Gamma will 
marry Mr. Donald Charles Bradley of 
Chevy Chase, Md. 

The Annual Red Cross Roll Call will 
be sounded from November 11 to 
the 25th. Great work has been ac- 
complished by this organization and, 
for continued success, your member- 
ship is earnestly solicited. 


Watkins, '23, 
Jury Foreman 

When the 1937 fall term of court 
was convened at Marlboro, the fore- 
man was Robert Malcolm Watkins, 
'23, president of his class. "Bunt" 
is now president of the realty firm, 
College Park Building Corp., which is 
doing a tremendous building program 
in the vicinity of College Park. He 
has been a resident of Prince George's 
County for many years. 

Teaching — Over in Centreville, Md., 
the county athletic director of Queen 
Anne County is Nicholas G. Nides, '34. 
In addition, he is an instructor in In- 
dustrial Arts at the Centreville High 
School. During the past summer "Nic" 
jumped into the matrimonial world. 
He is a native of Queen Anne County 
and a graduate in engineering. 

Delaware — When the University of 
Delaware dedicated their new Chemical 
Laboratory Building, Dr. Felix Lagas- 
see, '25, represented the University of 
Maryland. His wife, formerly Miss 
Elsie Orme, '24, shared with him this 
honor. They reside in Newark, Del. 

From The Orient 

Writing from the wonderful island 
of Sumatra in the Federated Malaya 
States, Preston L. Peach, '03, sent home 
a letter. He is looking forward to his 
return to America in 1938 in time for 
Alumni Day. 

As he writes he sees much activity 
in those uneasy states of the Orient. 
He writes that the British are very 
calmly making an impregnable strong- 
hold in Singapore with their army, 
navy and air forces. No moss is grow- 
ing around John Bull. The temper of 
the British, though a friend of Japan, 
is being tried by this strange form of 
aggression that Japan is showing in 
the Far East at present. 

Peach sends best regards to all of 
his fellow alumni and friends "On the 

Homecoming Saturday, 
October 30, 1937 

Return to the campus and "Keep 
your friendship in repair" "Don't lose 
touch with your friends." This can 
be easily accomplished by visiting the 
campus at Homecoming. 


Teaching — Genevieve Everett, '37, a i 
graduate in education, has been ap- ' 
pointed on the faculty at Hyattsville 
High School. She will assist Principal 
J. A. Miller, '12, in a clerical capacity 
and teach in English. 

Representative — Tom Birmingham, 
'37, a former star among Terp boxers, 
is now the representative of Horn & 
Shaffer, of Baltimore, Md. 

Evansville College — At the inaugu- 
ration of Dr. Francis Marion Smith as 
president of Evansville College, Indi- 
ana, the University was represented by 
Dr. John G. Huber of Evansville. Dr. 
Huber is a graduate of the Medical 
School in the class of '98. 

Harvard— Ronald F. Brown, '32, a 
member of Lambda Chi Alpha, has 
been appointed as an assistant in the 
chemical laboratories at Harvard Uni- 
versity. In addition, he will take 
a course in preparation for his Ph.D. 
degree in organic chemistry. 

Brown graduated with first honors 
in the College of Arts and Sciences, 
was a member of the track squad and 
made Phi Kappa Phi. In 1935, he 
married Miss Allie M. Sandridge. 

Medicine — In Salisbury, Md., another 
Maryland graduate, Dr. W. L. How- 
ard, '27, M.D., '34, has opened offices. 
Dr. Howard is an eye, ear, nose and 
throat specialist. His intern work was 
carried on at the University Hospital 
in Baltimore. Dr. Howard is a native 
of the Eastern Shore, coming from 


Pershing Mondorff, the gridder who 
is picked to fill Bill Guckeyson's shoes 
surely can fill his own. He has a No. 
10 x k foot. He's from Emmitsburg, Md., 
and, like Guckeyson, the nearest he 
ever came to playing football before 
coming to College Park, was to boot 
a soccer ball around. 

New England — Margaret Carr goes 
to the University of New Hampshire 
as a teacher of child study and home 

OCTOBER, 11) .5 7 

I I 

Health — In the State Board of 
Sealth office of Delaware can be found 
Jecil A. Marshall, '35. He is located 
it Dover, Del. 


CCC Lieut. Talberl A. Smith, '35, 
fcrmer H. (). T. C. captain, is on army 
luty with the CCC camp at Joplin, 
n. He took the army training course 
inder the Thomason Act. 

: ('('(' — The flaming gridiron guard, 
jfohn Simpson, '35, is now Lieutenant 
Simpson, commanding officer of the 
XC camp at Elkridge, Md. 


The library on transportation of 
8,000 volumes completed by Dr. Charle 
Henry Davis, has been received at the 

The estimated cosl <d' the library 18 
a quarter <>f a million dollars and con- 
tains some very rare volumes. 

Special arrangements have been 

made to care for this gift in the En- 
gineering Building. 


Birth .Air. and .Mrs. Raymond E. 
Gable announce the arrival of Ray- 

mond I .'"■'• i "ii A tig ust 21, 1937. M i 
< (able wa foi mei Ij Mil • hai lotte 
Taylor, "■■-. a member of Lappa Delta 

i ity. Mi . Gable i now pi ad l< 

law in Washington, D. C., « ith ofl 
in the Bank of < lommerce and Sa\ ii 
Building. Mr. Gable, '30,% a membei 
of Delta Tan Delta fraternity. 

Father "And there, mj boy, you 
have the Btory of my exploits in the 

Crcat War?" 

Son "Yes, Daddy, bul whal did 

they need all the other Boldiers for 7" 


( Sponsored for the 
Benefit of the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund) 

Thursday, November 11, 1937 

University Auditorium 

College Park, Md. 

8 P. M. 


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school spirit cannot be 
par until you are a 
regular patron. 

The Varsity Grill 

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Business Address 


Volume IX 

MARYLAND ALUMNI NEWS, November, 19.37 

Number 6 

Alumni Association-University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 


Officers for 1937-38 

E. F. ZALESAK, '25, president 

College Park, Md. 

C. Walter Cole, '21, Vice-President G. F. Pollock, '23, Secretary-Treasurer 

Towson, Md. College Park, Md. 

Alumni Board 

(Note — The officers named above are also members of the Alumni Board) 

Reuben Brigham, '08, P. W. Chichester, '20, Education 

Arts and Sciences D. H. Adams, '28, Agriculture 

Charles V. Koons, '29, Engineering Ruth Miles, '31, Home Economics 

Members at Large 

Edith Burnside Whiteford, '29, Women's Rep. George Weber, '33, Men's Rep. 

G. F. Pollock, '23, Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly by the University of Maryland 
Alumni Association at College Park, Md., as second-class matter under the Act 
of Congress of March 3, 1879. 

Annual Alumni Association dues are $2.00. One year's subscription to 
Alumni News, 50 cents. 

Group Leaders 

Allegany County: E. Brooke Whiting, '98, President; Dr. Joseph Franklin, '21, 
Secretary, Cumberland, Md. 

Baltimore County: C. Walter Cole, '21, President; H. B. Derrick, '17, Secretary, 
Towson, Md. 

Baltimore City: Chester Tawney, '31, President, 4022 Roland Avenue; E. 
Gordon Hammond, '34, Secretary, 1023 W. Barre Street, Baltimore, Md. 

Caroline County: George W. Clendaniel, '20, President, Denton; Dr. Maurice 
A. Brackett, '21, Treasurer, Denton; Mrs. George W. Clendaniel, '21, Secre- 
tary, Denton. 

Harford County: W. B. Munnikhuysen, '14, President; H. M. Carroll, '20, Sec- 
retary, Bel Air, Md. 

Frederick County: J. Homer Remsberg, '18, President; Henry R. Shoemaker, 
'17, Secretary, Frederick, Md. 

New York City: Donald Kieffer, '30, President, 195 Broadway; Sarah Morris, 
'25, Secretary, 140 E. 63rd Street, New York City. 

Philadelphia: A. Moulton McNutt, '06, President, 413 Cooper Street, Camden, 
N. J.; J. P. Mudd, '07, Secretary, 173 Manheim Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pittsburgh: E. Minor Wenner, '27, President, 1111 Gladys Avenue; Dr. A. A. 
Krieger, '32, Secretary, Highland Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Washington, D. C: J. Douglas Wallop, '19, President, 6139 N. Dakota Avenue, 
N. W.; C. Vincent Koons, '29, Secretary, 419 Fourth Street, N. E., Wash- 

Washington County: Hon. Henry Holzapfel, Jr., '93, President, Hagerstown, 
Md.; L. G. Mathias, '23, Secretary, Hagerstown, Md. 

"M" Club Officers and Board Members 

President — Dr. A. A. Parker, 04. Secretary-Treas. — Dr. E. N. Cory, '09. 

Vice-President — Donald H. Adams, '28. Historian — Bob Hill. 


Baseball— G. F. Pollock, '23. 
Basket-ball— H. B. Shipley, '14. 
Boxing — Victor Wingate, '35. 
Lacrosse — James Stevens, '19. 
Track— Lewis W. Thomas, '28. 

Tennis — James Shumate, '17. 
Cross Co. — Charles Remsbei-g, '26. 
Football— Kirk Besley, '23. 
At Large — Dr. E. B. Friedenwald, '03. 
Dr. A. W. Valentine, '04. 

Cover Picture 

The new Girls' Dormitory is known 
by the coeds of the campus as Dorm 
"B." This new building for the girls 
was first occupied in the fall of 1936. 
More than 100 girls are housed here 
with all modern conveniences. The 
Dorm stands at the head of the valley 
and just west of the old reservoir lake, 
occupying a place of splendor and 
prominence. Probably the alumnae 
can suggest a good name for this build- 

He's Weak 

Score another for Dr. H. C. (Curly) 
Byrd, Maryland University's protean 
president. The engineering college of 
the university has been "accredited" 
by the Engineer's Council for Profes- 
sional Development as a result of ad- 
ditions to the faculty and improve- 
ments in the courses of study made by 
Mr. Byrd. 

Mr. Byrd is constantly challenging 
our wondering admiration. We are 
firmly convinced that he is the great- 
est football coach, greatest financier, 
greatest administrator and greatest 
politician that ever became president 
of a university. 

But as it isn't wise to believe in the 
absolute perfection of human beings 
we are still looking for Curly's Achilles 
heel. The man must have a weakness 
somewhere. — From Baltimore Evening 



Several Alumni are connected with 
the safety Engineering department of 
the Maryland Casualty Company of 
Baltimore. Richard Baldwin is the re- 
lief man for the U. S. Recently he re- 
turned from eight months work in In- 
diana and for the present will remain 
in Baltimore. 

Carroll P. Kakel, '34, a member of 
Phi Delta Theta is safety engineer 
stationed in St. Louis, Mo. 

In Philadelphia, Phil Mossburg, '36, 
a Phi Sigma Kappa, is doing boiler in- 
spection work. 




(1) W. G. Dent, '04. (2) A. W. Baker. '15. (3) Alumni Gathering. (4) "Biff" Bafford. '28. (5) Dr. H. J. Kefauver. '00. 
(6) Football Squad. (7) Samuel Rertester. '76. (8) Dr. Byrd, '08; Congressman Cole, '09; Tom Jenifer, '99; F. H. Dryden. '09. (91 Pro- 
fessor W. T. L. Taliaferro and A. A. Parker. '04. (10) Dr. A. W. Valentine. '04. <11) A. W. Myers and Family. "15. (12i Irving B. 
Harrison and Friends, '28. (13) Bob Forrest. '18; Chauncey Brown. '22. (14) Frosh-Soph Tug-o-war. (15) Senator Sasscer. (16) Dr. A. 
A. Parker. '04. (17) Dr. Skinner, '95. (18) K. A. House. (19) and (20) Competing Floats. (21) Mary Crisp. '37; Mr. A. B. Crisp. '07. 
a.-.d Wile. (22) Open House at Kappa Delta. (23) Greenville Lewis, '96. and Family. (24) K. D. Decorations. 
(25) B. B. Sasscer, '27. (26) Sherman Rollins, '96. (27) A, O. Pi House. 

Maryland Alumni New 


Homecoming Supreme » » 

"TT WAS A GREAT DAY," the ex- 
pression of many alumni who at- 
tended Homecoming this year ade- 
quately describes the day. 

The events began Friday night with 
a bonfire and demonstration of spirit 
and enthusiasm by the students to sur- 
pass all other performances. Every- 
body from the freshmen to the oldest 
alumnus attending the Homecoming 
was on hand. Mr. Samuel Register, 
'76, was the top dignitary at the bon- 
fire and rally held in the old reservoir 
in front of the Girls' Dormitory and 
from that time on he did not miss an 
event. He arrived on the campus Fri- 
day afternoon, procured a room in the 
dormitory and was one of the boys 
from then on until Sunday morning. 


During the bonfire an alarm was 
turned in to all fire departments (by 
an unknown party) and they soon 
joined in the parade to the rally. Band 
playing, auto horns and sirens of the 
the fire trucks let the countryside know 
that something was going on. As the 
flames of the fire began to die a snake 
dance started and traversed the cam- 
pus, winding up on the Washington- 
Baltimore Boulevard where traffic was 
halted for 10 minutes while the col- 
legiate songs and cheers poured forth. 

On Saturday morning registration 
for old grads began early in the Ritchie 
Coliseum and as the day wore on, 
the registration line increased. When 
the day was over the largest registra- 
tion in history was recorded. 

Byrd's Anniversary 

The day was not only a Homecoming 
but it was also a celebration in honor 
of Dr. H. C. Byrd, '08, now president 
of the University, on his twenty-fifth 
anniversary in the services of his Alma 
Mater. As part of his early contact 
with the University included coaching 
of athletics, the first football team to 
be under his direction was in 1912. All 
living members of this team were 
guests of honor on this occasion. 

The first event Saturday was the 
freshman-sophomore traditional tug- 
o'-war on the historic banks of Paint 
Branch. It was the sophs, this time, 
who took a ducking before a record 

Following this the coeds had a play 
day in hockey with visiting teams from 
Wilson Teachers' College, American 
University and Western Maryland. At 
the same time the men's intramural 

team was entertaining the Johns Hop- 
kins soccerites on the parade ground 
and won. 

'Gator-Terp Clash 
At 2.00 P. M. the rush was on for 
the largest Homecoming throng in his- 
tory as the annual Terrapin-'Gator 
gridiron clash got under way in Byrd 
Stadium. It was a game packed full 
of thrills and brilliant plays, bringing 
the spectators frequently to their feet. 
Maryland emerged from the struggle 
victorious to make a Homecoming real- 

President "M" Club 

ly great. At half time a colorful float 
parade by student organizations en- 
tertained visitors and old grads. 

Sponsors for the Florida and Mary- 
land teams, accompanied by the Uni- 
versity Band, paraded on the field, 
pausing before the special box occupied 
by Dr. Byrd, and presented his mother 
with a beautiful basket of flowers. 

"M" Club Meeting 

Immediately after the game the an- 
nual meeting of the "M" Club was held 
in the Engineering Auditorium. At 
this time, Curley Byrd, '08, himself a 
member of the club, was presented 
with a gold watch as a memento from 
the club in recognition of his contribu- 
tion to collegiate athletics of fair play, 
courtesy, character and loyalty during 
his 25 years in the service of his Alma 
Mater. The annual election of officers 
for the ensuing year were also held, 
Dr. A. A. Parker, '04, a noted physician 




of Eastern Shore, was unanimous 
elected president. Donald H. Adam 
'28, of Chevy Chase, Md., was elect' 

For the yarn swapping, the old gra 
and faculty members met for a buffs 
supper and mixer in the Girls' Fie| 
House. Entertainment was furnishe 
by the University Glee Club and man j 
compliments were paid them for the 
splendid entertainment and also tli 
University Dining Hall for the firt 
dinner they served. 

Homecoming Dance 

The concluding event was the Hoiw 
coming Dance in all its splendor an 
glory. The Coliseum was decorate 
in Hallowe'en colors with many favor 
and noise makers adding to the gay 
ety. Prizes were awarded in thre 
dances, one for students, one for th 
members of the football team and on 
for the alumni. At this time the prize 
for the fraternity or sorority hous< 
decoration was awarded to Sigma Nu 
first prize, and to A. O. Pi, seconc 
place. The Sigma Nu's theme was th< 
campus in the early days of the Col- 
lege Park schools, rail fence, straw 
stack, "Byrd's House," and other re 
minders of days gone by. A. O. P 
greeted the visiting team with largt 
stars bearing the names of individual? 
on the 'Gator eleven. Honorable men 
tion went to K. A. with their welcome 
to 'Gators and old grads and Alpha 1 
Gamma Rho for decorations of ever 
green and large welcome display td 
Florida and alumni. Other attractive 
themes caught the eyes of many sight-ji 
seeing alumni and visiting Floridians 

The "Big Apple," a part of the danc0 
program, was the concluding event o:fl 
the greatest Homecoming ever heldj 
at College Park. 

Among those present were: 

H. Reford Aldridge, '25; H. H. Allen, '10 1 
Louis S. Ashman, '08, Ridgely W. Axt, '20 3 
H. Badenhoop, Jr., '09 ; J. H. Bafford, '28 i 
Dick Baldwin, '34 ; Kenneth W. Baker, '31 j 
J. Hall Barton, '20 ; Robert W. Beall, '31 :| 
Madeline Bernard, '31 ; J. J. Betton, '99 ;| 
Robert D. Blackistone, '26 ; Sara H. Baker, '32 ;| 
Dr. Robert P. Bay, '03; L. E. Bopst, '16; J.| 
E. Bowland, '15 ; Charles A. Brewer, '33 :] 
Reuben Brigham, '08; Dr. A. A. Britowich, 
'33 ; Martin L. Brotemarkle, '37 : L. B. Brough- 
ton, '08; J. Paul Brown, '16; Chauncey Brown, 
'22 ; D. E. Brown, '04 ; R. S. Bryant, Jr., '35 ; C. 
H. Buchwald, '15 ; John R. M. Burger, Jr., '31 ; 
James M. Burns, 11. 

Charles W. Cairnes, '94 ; Gertrude Chesnut, 
'27 ; Dr. Buckey Clemson, '21 ; George W. 
Clendaniel, '20 ; C. Walter Cole, '21 ; Richard 
W. Cooper, '35 ; Joseph B. Coster, '14 ; H. 
M. Coster, '09 ; W. F. Cramer, '31 ; A. B. 
Crisp, '08 ; Mary Brandon Crisp, '37 ; Fred- 
erick Cutting, '34 ; Leonard I. Davis, '21 ; 
Gladden Davis, '13; Stanley E. Day, '16; Jos. 
(Continued on Page 6) 

November, 1937 

Faculty Changes In Agriculture 

| .^EVERAL CHANGES among faculty 
■^ members of particular interest to 
(Alumni and former students have 
paken place at the University this fall. 
With the retirement of Dr. H. J. Pat- 
terson, for many years a central figure 
hf Maryland agriculture, research and 
Education, a reorganization of the Col- 
lege of Agriculture was necessary. Dr. 
vV. B. Kemp, '12, for several years 
| Assistant Dean of the College of Agri- 
culture, asked to be relieved of his du- 
,ies to give more time to research in 
genetics. Dr. T. B. Symons, '02, for 
,wenty years Director of the Extension 
ervice, has been named in the capaci- 
ty of Acting Dean of the College of 
Agriculture and will also be the Chair- 
nan of the Council on Agriculture 
vhich will shape, in cooperation with 
State-wide agricultural organizations 
tnd commodity groups, the State's pol- 
cies in this field. Dr. Symons will con- 
inue his duties as Director of the Ex- 
ension Service. He will be assisted by 
Dr. Harold F. Cotterman as Assistant 
)ean of the College of Agriculture and 
Acting Director of the Agricultural 
professor of Agricultural Education, 
filso Professor J. E. Metzger, who is 
Experiment Station and Chairman of 
he Division of Agronomy. Professor 
S. I. Oswald, former head of the coun- 


ty agents will be Assistant Director of 
the Extension Service along with Miss 
Venia (Cellar, who was previously Di- 

I)r. t. B. 

SYMONS. '02, 
Acting Ili'iin 

of \ K rn nil in , 

E. I. OSWALD, 08. 

Asst. Director 
Extension Service 

rector of Home Demonstration groups. 
The Heads of the various agricultural 
divisions who are members of the 

( louncil mi Agi unit ure are Pn 
K. c. [keler, < Shaii man. l»i\ I tion of 
imal Industry; Dr. Mark Wei a, P 
fessoi of Veterinai y Science ai 
\ ■ terinarian; Di . E. N I 
Kni omolog i i ; 1 'i . I .■ •<• Schi adei . I 
man of Hori icull ure; Dr. F. W. B< 
ley, '92, State Port U ■ . Proft oi L I 
Bopst, 'l i. in charge of Fertilize! and 
Feed Inspection; Dr. Morley .lull. Chaii - 
man of Poultry Husbandry. In addi- 
tion tn the four bi^ Bubjecl matter di- 
visions, it is intended t" foi no advi 
councils to i>e made up of men promi- 
nent in the industry with which tl 
are identified. By bringing together all 

of these advisory divisions with the 

University Council on Agriculture, the 
University can better understand the 
problems of the agricultural industry 
and will be able to better serve the 
people of the State of .Maryland. 

Teaching — William H. Henderson, 
'36, has in addition to introducing sci- 
entific agriculture in Denton and 
Greensboro High Schools, coached a 
baseball team to county championship. 
We have had many fine reports from 
Bill's work down in Caroline County. 
Bill is quite a community figure in the 
vicinity of Greensboro and Denton. I 
have heard that he likes the shore so 
much that he even forgets to come 
home for the week-ends. 




(Continued from Page h) 
9 Deckman, '31 ; S. C. Dennis, '12 ; Gilbert 
Dent, '04 ; Herman P. Dial, '37 ; Louis Diener, 
>'15 ; Austin C. Diggs, '21 ; F. H. Dryden, '09 ; 
N. H. Dunbar, '33 ; Frank Dunnington, '14 ; 
Herbert O. Eby, '32 ; William W. Edwards, '37 ; 
Theodore H. Erbe, '36; Dorothy E. Evans, '37. 
9 Forrest, '18; Gerald E. Fosbroke, '37; 
Jharles Raymond Foyler, '36 ; Edgar B. Fried- 
enwald, '03 ; Dorothy L. Friedenwald, '33 ; 
Karon Friedenwald, '29; E. M. Fritch, '34; 
prances Fuller, '37; Lewis T. Gibbs, '35; 
Herbert Goldstone, '34; W. Allen Griffith, '09; 
JVilliam J. Groff, '00; Irving P. Hall, '24; 
James H. Harlow, '23 ; Joseph G. Harrison, 
28 ; Roland L. Harrison, '95 ; Charlotte F. 
kasslinger, '34 ; Harry E. Hasslinger, '33 ; 
Kinnie M. Hill, '25; J. Himmelheber, '23 ; E. 

1. Hindman, '16; Henry Holzapfel, '93; James 


EE Hubbard, '25 ; Houlder Hudgins, '37 ; James 

i. Hudson, Jr., '29; Herbert Souder Hyatt, '36; 

temple R. Jarrell, '35 ; Roberta H. Jarrell, '35 ; 

Harry J. Kefauver, '00. 

' Winifred Kerstetter, '36; Mildred Kettler, 

'31 ; T. S. Klein, '26 ; Mary Evelyn Kuhnle, 

'28 ; Marian E. Lane, '30 ; Captain R. Lani- 

Un, '26; Sydney T. Lawler, '31; Walter C. 

LeGore, '08 ; Charles Lenhardt, Jr., '12 ; R. 

"(i. Lewis, Jr., '19 ; Doris List, '34; Stanley C. 

liove, '34 ; William C. Leasure, '37 ; Grenville 

tewis, '97; U. W. Long, '08, T. B. Mackall, 

'08 ; W. R. Maslin, '09 ; L. G. Mathias, '23 ; 
Mr. J. M. Mathias, '35 ; Ruth Wellington Mathias, 
36 ; Miss Bessie Maston, '20 ; George V. Maus, 
'13; Mrs. George Maus,'?; R. W. Mess, '17; 
A. Moulton McNutt, '06 ; Ruth L. Miles, '31 ; 
W. F. McDonald, '22; H. B. McDonnell, '88; 
J. A. Miller, '12; Joseph Miller,'32. 

John R. Mitchell, '33; J. Hanson Mitchell, 
'98 ; Paul F. Mobus, '37 ; William G. Morris, 
'16; J. B. Morsell, '26; A. W. Myers, '15; 
Miss Mabel M. Nash, '25 ; William F. Neale, '34 ; 
M. J. Nicholson, '32; A. N. Nisbet, '23; A. 
J. Northam, '22 ; Emerson Ogle, '37 ; E. I. 
Oswald, '08 ; Mrs. Virginia M. Padgett, '36 ; 

A. A. Parker, '05; Julius P. Parran, '25; 
William A. Pates, '36; W. T. Perkins, '15; 
Everett H. Pierson, '15 ; Paul R. Poffenberger, 
'35; W. B. Posey, '18; Virginia L. Potts, '35; 
E. E. Powell, '13 ; Ralph W. Powers, '28 ; 
Alma H. Preinkert, '23 ; P. C. Prough, '95 ; 
Edward L. Pugh, '25 ; Joseph H. Pyles, '35 ; 
Samuel Regester, '76 ; Louise Reinohl, '34. 

H. A. Remsberg, '24 ; J. Homer Remsberg,'18 ; 
Malcolm W. Rich, '18 ; Harold S. Robertson, '23 ; 
James C. Robertson, Jr., '34 ; J. Clagett Robertson, 
'00 ; J. Ben Robinson, '14 ; W. T. S. Rollins, '96 ; 
Glen W. Rose, '37 : William H. Ross, '34 ; 
Seymour W. Ruff, '16; Jeanne Salliday, '37; 

B. Beau Sasscer, '27 ; Louise Townsend Sav- 
age, '30; J. E. Savage, '28; Jacob B. Sclar, 
'30 ; R. Lee Sellman. '19 ; Dr. W. W. Skinner, 
'95; T. Ray Stanton. '10; R. N. Truitt, '14; 
Walter S. Schaar, '36 ; Loren F. Schott, '24 ; 
George H. Schaffer, Jr., '36; A. L. Schrader, 
'25 ; S. B. Shaw, '04 ; T. Burton Shipley, '14 ; 

Ralph G. Shure, '32; C. W. Sleasman, '28; 
Bob Slye, '36; E. B. Starkey, '21. 

Ann Shaw Stimpson, '34 ; Edwin G. Stimp- 
son. '30: John W. Streett, '33; S. J. Sugar, 
'31; J. H. Sullivan, '21; T. H. Taliaferro, '?; 
Elizabeth J. Taylor, '27; Key Terhune, '36; 
Lewis W. Thomas, Jr., '28; Ernest Trimble, 
'13; W. H. Troxell, '26; A. Claude Turner,'09 ; 
John N. Umbarger, '30 ; A. W. Valentine, '04 ; 
Ernest A. Walker, '26; W. Kennedy Waller, 
'28; Frank R. Ward, '10; Donald E. Watkins, 
'23; Roderick D. Watson, '17; George D. Web- 
er, '33; Albert White, '14; Charles E. White, 
'23; Henry W. White, '13; G. M. White, '11; 
Wellstood White. '05 ; George P. Whiteford, 
'05; A. Everett Williams, '12; Lillian E. Wil- 
son, '24 ; Thomas Wilson, '34. 

A. E. Winnemore, '29 ; M. Frances Wolfe, '25 ; 
Leland Griffith Worthington. '25 ; Charles P. 
Yaeger, '08 ; James Zimmerman, '37. 

Flees Shanghai 

For sometime a missing Alumnus, 
Leland G. True was located when news 
arrived that he had successfully fled 
Shanghai when the Japanese aggres- 
sion began. True is an engine expert 
for the United Aircraft Export Cor- 
poration and had been on duty in Chi- 
na when the aggression began. He 
now is in Manila in the Philippines. 

Maryland Alumni News' 


Another step forward in the orienta- 
tion of the students has been taken by 
Dr. Byrd in his reorganization in the 
University. Professor Geary Eppley, 
'18, has been named Dean of Men. He 
is also Director of Athletics. For quite 
a number of years Eppley has been 
interested in student affairs and has 
served as the Chairman of the Student 
Life Committee. There is no one bet- 
ter qualified to be in this position than 
Eppley. He is assisted in this work by 
Ralph Williams, '33, who has for sev- 
eral years been Secretary of the Stu- 
dent Life Committee and in charge of 
student affairs, and now has the title 
of Assistant Dean of Men. Ralph was 
formerly President of the Student 
Government and has also taken gradu- 
ate study at Columbia University. Both 
men are well qualified for the positions 
to which they have been named. 



For A Good Cause g^^ Africa 

With a desire to give the Alumni As- 
sociation Scholarship Fund a big boost, 
the University of Maryland Club of 
Baltimore, co-sponsors with the Wash- 
ington Alumni Club, are putting their 
shoulders together. The members of 
these two clubs are receiving contribu- 
tions from all alumni and friends for 
which they are giving in return 
chances on a new automobile. The 
drawing will be made December 3 and 
it is not absolutely necessary that you 
be present to receive the award should 
you win. 

This effort is for a very worthy cause 
and should have the support of every 
alumnus. Any amount you wish to 
contribute from 25 cents up will be 
gratefully appreciated and should be 
sent at once to John Silkman, 1123 N. 
Charles St., Baltimore, Md., and John 
will do the rest. Win, lose or draw you 
will be joining the ranks of many other 
fellow alumni in putting across a most 
worthy project. 



Miss Marion Connelly of the Dietet- 
ic Division of the New University 
Hospital has been asked by Dr. M. T. 
MacEachern, president of the Ameri- 
can College of Surgeons, to speak at 
their Clinical Congress in Chicago 
during the month on the subject 
"Food Service." This is quite a dis- 
tinction as Dr. MacEachern is con- 
sidered an authority on Hospital Or- 

» » 

By Frank E. Meckling, Jr., '31 
Helderberg College, South Africa 

It soon will be two years since Mrs. 
Meckling and I left the States. One 
of the first things that strikes an Am- 
erican in South Africa is the large- 
ness of the country, the hospitality of 
the people and bilingualism. 

Helderberg College is a school lo- 
cated thirty-five miles from Cape 
Town. The chief purpose of the school 
is to train missionaries for the interi- 
or of Africa. Our school admits only 
Europeans. A large percentage of 
which are the sons and daughters of 
our missionaries. Besides conducting 
four years of high school work, known 
as Standards VII-X in this country, 
we attempt to give three years of col- 
lege work. It is necessary to give a 
great deal of time to the practical 
things of life in the formation of our 

It was my privilege last year to 
make a trip of about four thousand 
miles visiting several mission stations. 
Here one sees the raw native. Nat- 
urally, I would not compare the native 
of Africa with his brother black man 
in America. The native of this coun- 
try has many handicaps to overcome 
'ere he can compete in any respect 
with his black brother in America. 

The Union of South Africa has a 
tremendous problem on her hands in 
adjusting the native to a good type of 
civilization. The black man is be- 
coming more and more insistent upon 

Dr. Patterson Retires 

A most eminent figure of the Uni-| 
versity faculty for more than 49 years 
was Dr. H. J. Patterson, who has 
retired from active duty. 

Dr. Patterson became associated with 
the University in 1888 when he as- 
sumed control of the Experiment Sta- 
tion, one of the oldest in America. His 
influence and agriculture knowledge 
has been prominently displayed by the 
great improvements made in the agri- 
culture trend of Maryland. He hasj 
been a central figure in work behind 
agricultural research and education. 
He is author of numerous publications 
and articles on agriculture. 

In his later years he was Dean or 
the College of Agriculture and hisj 
esteemed guidance will be greatly 
missed. Many student organizations 
have flourished under his direction. 
Any project of community interest 
he gave untiringly his efforts. And 
he has always given generously his 
time in behalf of his fellow man. 

his rights and he is taking up the cryH 
of "Africa for the Africans." 

Like the rest of the world, South j 
Africa is undergoing a great change I 
and as one of the British Dominions H 
she receives her inspiration and direc-B 
tions from the Mother Country. There (1 
are many attractive spots of nature infl 
South Africa where one could spendH 
a holiday. South Africa is making* 
a bid for the tourist trade of theU 
world and the inducements she has to H 
offer are manifold. 

November, 1937 

Food Service At University Hospita 


[7H)OD for approximately 375 pa- 
'*■ tients with special diets for 75 to 
100, are prepared daily in the Diet De- 
partment of the New University Hos- 
pital in Baltimore. In addition, 350 doc- 
,ors, nurses and employees are served 
py the same department making a com- 
plete total of 2,475 meals for a single 

The Chief Dietician is Miss Marion 
Donnelly, who has been with the Uni- 
versity Hospital for 15 years and also 
conducts the Dietetic Training; School 
n conjunction with the supervision of 
Jill meals. By her conceited efforts she 
has built a splendid dietetic course 
|vhere students, nurses and dieticians 
i-eceive instruction in the principles of 
liet theraphy. 

Felisa Jenkins 

The assistant dietician of this great 
work is Mrs. Felisa Jenkins, '31, well 
•emembered for her outstanding schol- 
u-ship and leadership during her un- 
jraduate study at the College Park 
schools. She is a graduate of Home 
Economics and also a member of the 
lYi Delt sorority as well as several 
lonorary sororities. Miss Jenkins won 
;he Womens' Senior Honor Society 
Scholarship Trophy for high standing 
md yet found time to take a very ac- 
;ive part in womens' athletics. Since 
graduation Miss Jenkins has received 
ler M. S. degree from Mills College, 
California, in 1932. She then taught in 
Delaware and followed up with the die- 
;ician training course at Walter Reed 
iospital in Washington. Prior to com- 

ing to the University Hospital she was 

dietician in the State of New York. 
.Miss .Jenkins comes hack to tile I in 

versity well qualified in her field. 

The main kitchen of the New Cni- 
versity Hospital is probably one of the 
best equipped kitchens of its kind in 

this section of the Country. Its opera- 
tion and facilities are of the most mod- 
el n type. A new and unusual feature 
is the central nourishment system in 
which employees work in shifts to pro- 
vide continuous service for 21 hours a 
day for preparing and serving inter- 
mediate feedings. 

Class Instructions 
The food is of the b.-st grade, metic- 
ulously selected and particularly pre- 

Class instruction is given student 
nurses in nutrition and cookery. Each 
nurse takes the course in dietetics as 
a part of her training. There are some 
who specialize in this particular field. 
The student dieticians have an oppor- 
tunity to give diet instructions to out- 
side patients in four University Hos- 
pital Clinics. 

The Dietary Department is one of 
the attractive features of the Univer- 
sity Hospital. It has attracted wide 
attention and frequently receives many 
visitors who are always welcome. 

Several of the recent graduates of 
the College of Home Economics are 
now taking this Dieticians course at 
the Hospital; Peggy Price, Peggy Starr 
and Vivian Wolfe, all of the class of '37. 

Dingman Goes Up 

The new Division Plant Manager of 
;he New York Long Lines Divisions 
)f American T. & T. is J. E. Dingman, 
21. This is another rung in the lad- 
ler of success attained by Dingman 
tince his affiliation with the company 
ihortly after graduation. He first went 
o Lansingbury, N. Y., as equipment 
le was sent to the General Plant Man- 
vas transferred to the Disitrict office 
it Troy, N. Y., for about a year, when 
ittendant. A few months later he 
iger's Office in New York City. In 
fuly, 1930, he went to New Haven, 
Conn., as District Plant Superinten- 
lent. Following a three-year service in 
his capacity he was returned to New 7 
fork as Division Plant Engineer of 
Division one. His next promotion was 
o that of Engineer of Outside Plants 

of the Engineering Department. On 
September 1, last, his recent promotion 
became effective. 

Dingman was a graduate in mechan- 
ical engineering and a quote from the 
1921 Reveille predicts what his class- 
mates expected of him, "A mechanical 
genius may be hard to find, but what 
the ho! there is one in our class. 
'Jimmy' was forever teaching the boys 
in the shop the difference between a 
lathe and a saw." "Jimmy" married 
Miss Amelia Williamson and they are 
residing in New York. Another engi- 
neer in the making is their 6 year old 
son, Michael David. 

€fl Professionals and amateurs use the 
same tools, but otherwise they have 
practically nothing in common. 


Anot her ir« aid for meritoriou 
efficii mi ei \ ice wa accorded Jei i y H 
Sullivan, '21, by the George A. Fullei 
Construction Company. Jerry has b 
named Vice-President in < hai ge of the 
New England Division. He it also priv- 
ileged to i epi est in i he company in 
o1 hei eel ion of the counl i y where hi 
ervices would be advantageous in the 
solicital ion of building conl rac 

Jerry went with the Fullei Company 
shortly after graduation and has had 
considerable construction experience 
since that time. He has been in charge 
of anj number of jobs, all the way 

from Florida to Canada. Prior to his 

appointment as Vice-President he was 
General Manager of the Canadian of- 
fice located at Toronto, Canada. 
He attended Homecoming this year 

for the first time in several years and 
so enjoyed himself that he has made a 
pledge to be present for all future 
Homecomings. Being a former grid- 
iron star for the Terps, he is naturally 

very much interested in the collegiate 
pastime. Jerry studied civil engineer- 
ing, was a member of the Sigma Xti 
fraternity and also managed the base- 
ball team. He is married with a fam- 
ily of four children and a "Happy" 
wife and that is her name. His home 
is in Boston, Mass., which is his na- 
tive state. 


Memorial Address 

When the inhabitants of Gloucester, 
Massachusetts held their annual Me- 
morial exercises in honor of Gloucester 
men who went "down to the sea in 
ships," they invited Professor Gard- 
ner H. Foley, instructor in English 
in the Dental School to deliver the 
memorial address. Professor Foley, 
a native of Gloucester, appropriately 
commemorated the loss of both of 
his grandfathers who lost their lives 
as skippers of local fishing vessels. 

In commenting on his address, the 
New York Herald-Tribune wrote the 
following, "delivered a simple, yet 
stirring and impressive address, stat- 
ing, 'the men of Gloucester still car- 
ry on the traditions which their fore- 
hearers inaugurated in 1623 — a vital 
part of the great American saga'." 

Wreaths of flowers were cast upon 
the waves of the sea in commemora- 
tion of those brave men. 

<J Don't talk about what you're going 
to do — do it. 


Maryland Alumni New! 






By W. H. ("Bill") HOTTEL 

Generals Last 
Grid Foe 

[MARYLAND'S football team had 
■*■" a Thanksgiving Day morning en- 
gagement with Washington and Lee 
in the Baltimore Stadium to wind 
up its grid campaign. 

The Terps had won seven of their 
nine engagements when they went 
into their Turkey Day tilt. Their 
only T losses were to Penn, 28 to 21, and 
Penn State, 21 to 14. 

St. John's, Western Maryland, Vir- 
ginia, Syracuse, Florida, V. M. I. and 
Georgetown were defeated, and despite 
the loss to Penn State, the Terps out- 
gained the Nittany Lions by 12 first 
downs to 5 and 321 yards to 213. A 
brilliant attack, paced by Weidinger's 
passing, Smith's pass catching and 
Meade's ball carrying and kicking beat 

Lack of reserves has made the go- 
ing difficult for Maryland, Ralph Al- 
barno and Bob Brown, sophomore 
tackles; Mike Surgent and Bill Wolfe, 
senior guards, and Jim Meade and 
Charlie Weidinger, junior backs, have 
been called upon to be "60-minute" 
men in most every contests. 

Basketers Are 

]Y/|ARYLAND'S basketers have be- 
gun toil for a heavy campaign 
that will open with a tilt with Rich- 
mond U. on December 16, and follow 
with one with Michigan the next 
night, both at College Park. 

After the two pre-holiday games, 
the Terps will not play again until 
January 5, when they will resume 
their schedule by entertaining Ran- 

Coach Burton Shipley will depend 
on ten tossers in his 22-game card, 
four of whom are letter men. These 
are Waverly Wheeler and Eddie John- 
son, forwards, and George Knepley 
and Milton Mulitz, guards. 

Coleman Headley, a good guard 
who has been kept from playing bas- 
ket-ball by indoor track, completes the 
veteran contingent. 

Pershing Mondorff and Adam Ben- 
goechea, forwards, and Charlies Nor- 
ton, Charlie Harner and Francis 
Beamer, centers, are the aspirants to 
come up from the freshman quint. 

Wheeler and Mondorff were not 
available until after the football sea- 
son and Beamer, who was removed 
from the grid squad on account of a 
broken finger, may not be able to re- 
port until after the holidays. 

Shipley's greatest problem is to fill 
the guard positions left vacant by 
Charlie Keller and Fred Thomas, who 
turned to professional baseball. Kel- 
ler, a senior, is back in school to com- 
plete work for his degree, but, of 
course, is ineligible. They doubtless 
were the best pair of guards in the 
Southern Conference. 

Basket-ball Card 

(Last Year's Scores in Parenthesis) 

December 16 — Richmond U., College Park. 

December 17 — Michigan, College Park. 
January 5 — Randolph-Macon, College Park. 
January 7 — Washington and Lee, Lexington. 

January 8— V. M. L, Lexington. (48-28) 
January 12 — Georgetown, Washington. (27-39) 
'January 15— Duke, College Park. (31-34) 
January 28 — North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (24- 

January 29— Duke, Durham. (30-34) 
January 31 — Virginia Tech, College Park. 
February 2 — Navy, Annapolis. (37-53) 
February 3 — New York U., College Park. 
* February 5 — Washington and Lee, College 

Park. (35-41) 
February 10 — William and Mary, College Park. 

♦February 11— V. M. I., College Park. (43-28) 
February 12— Catholic U., College Park. 
February 15 — Baltimore U., College Park. 
February 16 — Washington College, College Park. 

February 18— Virginia, Charlottesville. (37-23) 
♦February 19 — Dickinson, College Park. 
February 21 — Johns Hopkins, College Park. 

February 23— St. John's. College Park. (37-39) 
March 3, 4 and 5 — Southern Conference tour- 

'Double headers with boxing. 

Boxing Schedule 

(1937 Results in Parenthesis) 

♦January 15 — Duke, College Park. 
January 29 — Catholic U., Washington. (4-4) 
♦February 5 — Virginia, College Park. (5-3) 
♦February 11 — Western Maryland. (6-2) 
♦February 19 — Coast Guard Academy. 
February 25 and 26 — Southern Conference 

March 5 — Rutgers, New Brunswick. (5M>-2M>) 

Boxers Are 

the boxers busy but they do no 
get into competition until the middli 
of January. He has about 50 on th< 
varsity squad but has a tremendou 
task as Benny Alperstein, nationa 
135-pound champion is the only reguj 
lar from 1936 he has on hand, excep 
Bob Walton, 165-pounder, who doe 
not intend to scrap this season. 

Walton, who has been the regula 
football center, also is colonel of th 
R.O.T.C. Regiment and president o: 
the Senior Class, so has plenty to oci 
cupy his mind. 

Duke, which was a runner-up t' 
Maryland for the Southern Conferenc 
title last February, will be the Terp 
opening foe. 


Maryland has two exceptional cross- 
country runners in Jim Kehoe of Be 
Air, Md., and Mason Chronister ol 
Baltimore. They finished first hand 
in-hand as Virginia was beaten 24-31, 
They stepped the 3-mile course in the 
fast time of 16 minutes, 3.8 seconds. 

Ends Play 
Great Game 

♦Double-header with Varsity basket-ball. 

"[MARYLAND'S pass -catching and 
capable defensive ends — Blaij 
Smith, John McCarthy, Bill Bryan} 
and Nick Budkoff — have played a tell-, 
ing part in the success of the Terps 
this season. Smith has scored three 
times and McCarthy once direct front 
passes and they and the others have 
helped set up scores. 

A notable example was the Florida 
game when Bryant caught a pass tc 
put the ball on the 2-yard mai'k anc 
McCarthy, after snagging an aerial 
lateraled to Budkoff to place the bal) 
in the same position. Maryland touch J 
downs followed in each case. 

Their defensive assignments has 
lot to do with the 9-7 defeat of V. M 
I., Smith scored on a heave and pass 
es caught by wingmen set the stage 
for Mondorff's winning field goal. 

November, 1937 


-ootball Team 
If 1912 

Among the honored guests of the 
jreat Homecoming and Silver Jubilee 
•elebration in honor of Dr. H. C. 
Byrd, were members of the football 
earn of 1912. 

AH of the living members, who could 
>ossibly be present, occupied a spe- 
:ial box at the "Gator"-"Terp" grid- 
ron game with their friend, coach and 
(resident, Dr. Byrd, but to them he is 
amiliarly known as "Curly Byrd." 

Among those to return were: W. G. 
Morris, L. G. Willson, Frank S. Hof- 
ecker, E. R. Hindman, J. E. Bowland, 
lenry W. White, V. P. Pennington, 
Jeymour Ruff, J. B. Coster, W. B. 
'osey and H. B. Shipley. 

A recent newspaper story caused 
ome comment when these old boys 
;ot together. An announcement was 
lade that the pro teams had a new 
crinkle by having the line shift one 
ray and backfield another. When this 
/as told the remark was, "Why we 
id that back in 1912. Do you remem- 
er Curly?" and you bet he did. 

As football was the high spot of 
he day, no doubt reminiscenses about 
he games in the old days was the 
op subject. 

The reunion was so successful that 
lore reunions of the old teams are 
eing planned. 


lollege of Engineering 
jets National Rating 

Another important accomplishment 
as been attained by the University 
dien the College of Engineering re- 
eived an accredited rating as one of 
he foremost engineering colleges in 
he country. The rating was given 
y the Engineering Council for Pro- 
essional Development, the only rec- 
gnized agency for acci'editing engi- 
eering schools. 

Several new engineering courses 
ave been added. City sanitation, 
lectrical communication, heating, ven- 
ilation and refrigeration. The Col- 
pge also directs several extension 
hort courses in mining, fire-fighting 
nd bridge inspection. Also the Mary- 
ind Mapping Agency, an important 
roject inaugurated under the P.W. 
K is directed by the 1 College of Engi- 

I There is included in the proposed 
uilding program for the University, 
n addition to the College of Engi- 
eering to further improve the facili- 
es for engineering instruction. 

Dr. Broughton, '08, 
Named Dean 

Dr. Levin Bowland Broughton, '08, 
director of the Department of Chem- 
istry, has been named Dean of the 

College of Arts and Sciences. He 
succeeds Dr. Thomas 11. Taliaferro, 

who now is Dean id' the Faculty. 

Dr. Broughton, a native of the 

Eastern Shore, has been in the serv- 
ices of his Alma Mater practically ever 
since graduation except for a short 

time while on leave of absence when 



studying for his Doctor's Degree in 
Chemistry. As Director of the De- 
partment of Chemistry he is also State 
Chemist. He is chairman of the Ath- 
letic Board and a member of the Pre- 
medical Committee. 

There will soon be another alumnus 
in his family when his daughter, Eli- 
nor, graduates this year in Home 

Kappa Delta Wedding 

Ruth Wilson, another K. D., is now 
Ruth Heintze on the teacher's roll calls. 
Ruth is finishing her last year in the 
College of Education. 

Another K. D. to take the marital 
step was Josephine Mills, a senior in 
the College of Home Economics. She 
now answers to the name of Mrs. Jo- 
sephine Good. 


Loans— H. C. "Gump" Matthews, '28, 
former Old Line star of the cinder 
track visited the campus recently. He 
is with the Small Loan Bureau in 
Rochester, N. Y. 

On! in \ on- . Iowa, < 'bai I' 1 1 

ningham, '34, celebrated Homecoming 
Day with anothei institution bul 

pii ii ■.'. .-. at Colli ' Ictobei '■'•'< 

• . tie' Homecoming Day foi 

Iowa Slate and (bailey's spirit 

aroused by the many activitie then 
which wei e timilar to t ho e tal 

place at < lollege I'ai k, 

< !hai ley i eceived hi Ma tei D< 
this year at Iowa State in animal h 
bandry and if "The wagon holds to- 
gel hei " he hope to have his I loci oi ' 
Degree in veterinary medicine nexl 
year. A member of Alpha Gamma 
Rho, Charley is a Marylander through 
and through. 

Two other Alumni are also at Iowa 
State doing graduate work. Oscar .Mil- 
ler, '36, of Clarksburg. Maryland, is 
with the Department of Dairy Hus- 
bandly and Aaron Welsh. '.'!T. of Sigma 
Phi Sigma is in the Botany Depart- 
ment, both working on a fellowship 


Mixer In 
New York 

On Saturday, December 11, the 
Maryland Alumni Club of Xew York 
will hold a Tea and Cocktail Dance 
at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New 
York City. Dancing will begin at four 
o'clock in the New Lounge Restaurant 
where service is a la carte with a 
$1.00 minimum charge per person. 

Miss Sarah E. Morris, '24, is chair- 
man of the Committee on Arrange- 
ments and will be assisted by Miss 
Grace Laleger, '28, Mr. William R. 
Maslin, '09, and Mr. Fred Rakeman, 

Dr. McCall Anderson, '08, is chair- 
man of the Reception Committee and 
May Disendorf Fouts, '32, Betty Pren- 
tice Heck, '27, Patricia Wolfe Cassel- 
man, '25, W. P. Beatty, '26, Ed Mul- 
len, '34, and John Burke. '34, have 
been asked to serve with him. 

Misses Morris and Laleger have 
planned several unusual Mixers and 
Dances. Dr. E. King Morgan, '21, 
although newly wed, has been request- 
ed to officially welcome all bachelor 

Mr. Donald Keiffer, '30, is president 
of the club. 


Education — Mary Keller Goodhart 
is hostess, secretary for the American 
Counselor on Education located in 
Washington, D. C. 


Maryland Alumni News 

About Those Whom We Know 



Birth — Mr. and Mrs. Roger White- 
ford announce the arrival of Susan 
Elizabeth, the new boss of their home, 
born October 13, last. Roger is the 
well-known cinder track performer in 
the middle twenties. Now he will run 
errands for Susan. 

Mrs. Whiteford was formerly Edith 
Burnside, of the Burnside twins, and 
an A. 0. Pi. The Whiteford's reside 
at 3508 Clifton Ave., Baltimore, and 
all are home. 


Marriage — Miss Roberta Marjorie 
Hannum, '35, of Berwyn, Md., and 
Temple R. Jarrell, '35, of Hyattsville, 
were united October 16 at the home of 
the bride's parents. Both are well- 
known for their campus activities in 
the women's and men's athletic activi- 
ties. They will reside in Berwyn, Md. 

Wedding— Miss Ann Shaw, '34, 
daughter of S. B. Shaw, '03, and Edwin 
Greenwood Stimpson, '30, were mar- 
ried in the St. Andrew's Church in 

College Park. The ceremony was per- 
formed by Reverend Ronald Taylor. 

Another alumnus in the wedding 
party, was F. P. Veitch, Jr., '35, who 
served as best man. A reception fol- 
lowed the wedding on the lawn of the 
home of the bride's parents. The new- 
lyweds are making their home in Bal- 


Birth — E. J. Roberts, '30, announces 
the birth of a seven-pound daughter, 
born October 4, 1937. He married the 
former Louise Crosby of Washington, 
D. C, and is now a patent attorney 
associated with the Westinghouse 
Electric and Mfg. Co., after completing 
his L.L.B. degree at George Washing- 
ton University. 


Deceased — Dr. Gordon F. Cadisch, 
well-known former professor of ec- 
onomics in the University, died Octo- 
ber 4, 1937, following an operation. 
At the time of his death he was dean 
of the Hudson College of Commerce 




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Married — Maryland's number 1 coe<j 
beauty in 1936-37, Miss Georgia Grovd 
married Mr. William Taylor Bobb, pi 
Cottage City. The newlyweds mak^ 
their home at 3924 Seventh Street: 
N. E., Washington, D. C. Mrs. Bobtj 
was the leading lady in the University 
opera, "The Vagabond King," lasl 
year. Miss Genevieve Lorry, '35, wa$ 
one of the bridesmaids. 

Teaching — At Pocomoke City, Md. 
John H. Farson, '36, a Theta Chi, has 
been placed in the Hall of Fame &\ 
Pocomoke High School as instructed 
in English and advisor to the editor'^ 
staff. John was well-remembered fol 
his activity with the rifle, for which h^ 
received the varsity "M." Best t^ 
you, John. 

Married — Reverend James Lawrenc, 
Plumley, '33, and Miss Martha Frank 
lin, of Winchester, Tenn., were mar 
ried in October in the chapel of th^ 
University of the South (Sewanee) 
Tenn. Rev. Plumley is a graduate o 
the Sewanee Theological Seminary ill 
the class of 1936. He then went td 
Freeport, Texas, where he was pastor! 
and this fall he was transferred to thi 
Trinity Church in Houston as assis 
tant pastor. 

Rev. Walter P. Plumley, '29, brothei 
of the groom, now pastor of the St 
John's Episcopal Church in Mt. Rain 
ier, Md., officiated. 

The newlyweds will make their honn 
at 1212 Francis St., Houston, Texas 

Attorney — Earl Edwards, '34, an 
nounces the opening of law offices i; 
the Carry Building, 927 Fifteenth St 
N. W., Washington, D. C. Earl gradu 
ated this year from National Univer 
sity Law School. 


Deceased — Miss Mary Virginia Hoff 
man, '34, died at her home in Hyatts 
ville, following a long illness. Mi 
Hoffman was a member of the Kappi 
Delta Sorority. 


Engaged — The engagement of Misi 
Martha A. Cannon, '35, to Earl L. Edl 
wards, '34, was announced by her pan 
ents at a recent tea given by her si^ 
ters, Miss Mary E. Cannon and Mi 
Minna C. Wilson, '32. 

Martha is a member of Alpha Omi 
cron Pi Sorority. 

Earl is a member of Phi Delta Thefc 

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Maryland Alumni News: 

More Of Those 
Whom We Know 

Florida — James B. Gahan, '30, of 
Berwyn, now is located in Sanford, Fla. 

Teaching — Dorcas Teal, '37, now is 
a member of the teaching staff of Bla- 
densburg High School of Bladensburg, 


Graduate — Flora Waldman, A. 0. 
Pi, '37, is engaged to Robert Reid, class 
of '36. They plan to be married in De- 


Economist — Paul R. Poffenberger, 
class of '35, has accepted the position 
of assistant agricultural economist at 
the University of Maryland. 

Engaged — Temple R. Jarrell, '35, a 
graduate in Physical Education, is en- 
gaged to Miss Roberta M. Hannum, of 
Berwyn, Md. 


School — Jerry Schuh, '37, is going to 
school again. He is attending Temple 
School for Secretaries in Washington. 
Jerry is majoring in shorthand and 


Marriage — Wayne B. Hamilton, class 
of '36, married Miss Claudia Wheeler, 
on February 12, 1937, and is now living 
in West Virginia. Another mountain 
family in the making. 

Medical — Dr. John A. Ratigan, Bal- 
timore, Md., has in his possession a 
"Physician's Hand Book," 1866-1867, 
which contains the names of prominent 
U. of Md. medical graduates. 

Married — Ruth Lord, class of 1935, 
and Clyde John Korth Carlstrand, of 
Baltimore, were married on August 
12, 1937. They will reside at 3736 
Winterbourne St., Baltimore, Md. 

Chemistry — Ronald F. Brown, of 
Washington, goes to Harvard to study 
for a Ph.D. He is specializing in chem- 
istry and will work as assistant in the 
chemical laboratory at Harvard. 

Phi Delta Kappa and 
Kappa Delta Join 

This summer, Vera Walker, a K. D. 
senior in Home Economics, and Joel 
Hutton, a senior engineer and a promi- 
nent man on the campus in dramatics 
and 0. D. K. honorary, were married. 
Joel and Vera are both back and at- 
tending classes regularly. 


When the shouts of Homecoming be- 
gan to settle, Jerry Sullivan, '21, at- 
tending his first Homecoming for many 
years, said, "My what a good day. I 
saw so many old friends and had such 
an enjoyable time I will never miss 
another one. Boy! how the 'Terps' 
did step on the 'Gators'. The game 
brought to my mind many pleasant 

Topping the comments about the day 
was that of Samuel Regester, '76, while 
according to his class he was the old- 
est Alumnus present, he persistently 
maintained that he was the youngest. 
It was his first Homecoming and "Nev- 
er another will I miss for the next 25 
years", said Mr. Regester. 

Al Pease, '32, a stalwart gridiron 
end of former years, writes that it was 
a most successful and pleasant Home- 
coming. Every minute was greatly en- 

Comments from other Alumni will 
be gratefully appreciated by the editor. 

Engineer — R. T. Bollman is with the 
Minneapolis Honeywell Regulator 
Company with headquarters in Phila- 
delphia, Pa. His address is Wayne 
and Roberts Avenue., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Married — Virginia Leishear, '37, 
Home Economics, was married to Mr. 
James Cornelius Donaldson in August. 
The couple is residing in Washington. 

Among the attendants was Miss 
Helen Stolzenbach, '37, Home Econom- 


Columbia — Betty Kemper, '37, is 
now attending Columbia University 
in New York, taking graduate work. 
Betty was very active in coed athletics. 
She was seen at the Penn-Maryland 
game at Philadelphia with Peggy 


Illness — S. Scott Beck, of Chester- 
town, Md., a graduate of the Law 
School, has temporarily retired from 
the practice of law because of illness. 
His practice is being handled by Ste- 
phen R. Collins, until the gTaduation 
of S. Scott Beck, Jr., now a student in 
his senior year in the University Law 


School Board — Ernest E. Wooden, a 
graduate of the University Law School, 
has been appointed to the Baltimore 
County Board of Education. He is a 

lawyer, accountant, farmer and civic! 
leader. He is also president of the 
Farmers and Merchants Bank, at Fow- 
blesburg, Md., and president of the 
Baltimore County Health Association. 
Because of his wide knowledge of coun- 
ty affairs and interests in P.-T. A., aj 
better appointment could not have! 
been made. 


Military— Major E. B. McKinley, '18,| 
of the U. S. Army, a recent campus 
visitor, is now attending the Army In- 
dustrial School in Washington, D. C. 

Captain McKinley was formerly atj 
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He left| 
school to enter the World War and re- 
mained in the army afterwards, rising: 
from the grade of first lieutenant to] 


Leonard Smith, class of 1936, is back 
on the campus as a chemistry assis- 
tant. Leonard was married this sum- 
mer to Miss Pauline S. Zimmerli and 
among the attendants was Mr. Andrew 
Beveridge, also of the class of 1936. 

Smith was an honor graduate in 
chemistry and was a member of 0. D. 
K., Phi Kappa Phi, and of Alpha Chi 


Married — Eugene Thomas, former 
Noble Ruler of Alpha Theta, '34, mar- 
ried, on May 29, Miss Helen Mae Con- 
don, of Frederick, Md. The wedding 
took place in the Frederick Evangeli- 
cal Reformed Church. After the wed- 
ding the couple left on a northern wed- 
ding trip. Gene is manager of the ] 
Frederick Grading Company where he 
has been working since leaving college. 
Gene, I believe you forgot to send an' 
announcement to Alpha Theta. 

Ludlum, '24, Promoted 

Sam Ludlum, '24, having majored in 
Agricultural Economics, is manager of 
the S. S. Kresge Store in New York 

Sam started in the chain store busi 
ness about 1925 at a salary of $25 a 
week. He advanced through the vari 
ous stages — from floorman to assistant 
manager to manager. He has managed 
stores in Frederick, Md., Germantown, 
Upper Darby, Wilkes Barre, Philadel- 
phia, and Petersburg, Penn., and Ja- 
maica, Long Island, N. Y. 

Sam is now receiving a salary which 
would make college deans and even 
many colleges presidents envious. He 
has reached his high position through 
the ability to work hard, and render 
meritorious service. 

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(1937 Results in Parenthesis) 

'January 15 — Duke, College Park. 

January 29 — Catholic U., Washington 


*February 5 — Virginia, College Park. 

-(-February 11 — Western Maryland. (6-21 
*February 19 — Coast Guard Academy. 

February 25 and 26 — Southern 

Conference tournei 

March 5 — Rutgers, New Brunswick. 

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(Last Year's Scores in Parenthesis) 
5 — Randolph-Macon, College Park. 


-Washington and Lee, Lexington. (27-31) 
-V. M. I., Lexington. (48-28) 
-Georgetown, Washington. (27-39) 

*January 15— Duke, College Park. (31-34) 

January 28— North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (24-41) 

January 29— Duke, Durham. (30-34) 

January 31 — Virginia Tech, College Park. 

February 2 — Navy, Annapolis. (37-53) 

February 3 — New York U., College Park. 
^February 5- — Washington and Lee, College Park. (35-41) 

February 10— William and Mary, College Park. (41-29) 
vFebruary 11— V. M. I., College Park. (37-23) 

February 12— Catholic U., College Park. 

February 15 — Baltimore U., College Park. 

February 16 — Washington College, College Park, (41-20) 

February 18 — Virginia, Charlottesville. (37-23) 
*February 19 — Dickinson, College Park. 

February 21 — Johns Hopkins, College Park. (54-31) 

February 23— St. John's, College Park. (37-39) 

March 3, 4 and 5 — Southern Conference tourney. 


Won the 135-pound title in the 

National Collegiate Tourney held at 

Sacramento, Cal., last summer. 

*Double-header with Varsity boxing. 
-(-All-University Night. 

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AJumni Association-University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 


Officers for 1937-38 

E. F. ZALESAK, '25, president 

College Park, Md. 

t Walter Cole, '21, Vice-President G. F. Pollock. '23, Secretary-Treasurer 

Towson, Md. College Park. Md. 

Alumni Board 

(Note — The officers named above are also members of the Alumni Hoard) 
Reuben Brigham, '08, P. W. Chichester, '20, Education 

Arts and Sciences D- H . Adams, '28, Agriculture 

Charles V. Koons, '29, Engineering Ruth Miles, '31, Home Economics 

Members at Large 

Sdith Burnside Whiteford, '29, Women's Rep. George Weber, '33, Men's Rep, 

G. F. Pollock, '23, Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly by the University of Maryland 
\lumni Association at College Park, Md., as second-class matter under the Act 
)i Congress of March 3, 1879. 

Annual Alumni Association dues are $2.00. One year's subscription to 
\lumni News, 50 cents. 

Group Leaders 

lllegan) County: E. Brooke Whiting, '98. President; Dr. Joseph Franklin, '21, Secretary, Cum- 
berland, Md. 

Baltimore County: C. Walter Cole, '21. President; H. B. Derrick, '17 

Baltimore City: Chester Tawney, '31, President. 4022 Roland Avenue; 
Secretary, 1023 W. Barre Street, Baltimore, Md. 

Caroline County: George W. Clendaniel. '20. President. Denton; Dr. Maurice A. Brackett. 
Treasurer, Denton ; Mrs. George W. Clendaniel, '21, Secretary, Denton. 

larford County: W. B. Munnikhuysen. '14. President; H. M. Carroll, '20, Secretary, Bel Air, Md. 
rederick County: J. Homer Remsberg, '18, President; Henry R. Shoemaker, '17, Secretary, 
Frederick, Md. 

ifew York City: Donald Kieffer, '30, President, 195 Broadway; Sarah Morris, '25, Secretary, 
140 E. 63rd Street, New York City. 

Philadelphia: A. Moulton McNutt, '06, President, 413 Cooper Street, Camden, N. J. ; J. P. Mudd, 
'07, Secretary, 173 Manheim Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

'ittsburgh: E. Minor Wenner, '27, President, 1111 Gladys Avenue; Dr. A. A. Krieger, '32, Sec- 
retary, Highland Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Washington, D. C: J. Douglas Wallop, '19, President, 6139 N. Dakota Avenue, N. W. ; C. Vincent 
Koons, '29, Secretary, 419 Fourth Street, N. E., Washington. 

Washington County: Hon. Henry Holzapfel, Jr., '93, President, Hagerstown, Md. ; L. G. Mathias, 
'23, Secretary, Hagerstown, Md. 

"M" Club Officers and Board Members 

'resident — Dr. A. A. Parker, '04. Secretary-Treas. — Dr. E. N. Cory, '09. 

^ice-President — Donald H. Adams, '28. Historian — Bob Hill. 

Secretary, Towson. Md. 
E. Gordon Hammond. '3 1, 



3aseball -G. F. Pollock, '23. 
Jasket-ball— H. B. Shipley. '14. 
Soxing — Victor Wingate, '35. 
uiacrosse — James Stevens. '19. 
[•rack — Lewis W. Thomas, '28. 

Tennis — James Shumate, '17. 
Cross Co. — Charles Remsberg, '26. 
Football— Kirk Besley, '23. 
At Large — Dr. E. B. Friedenwald, '03. 
Pr. A. W, Valentine, '04. 

Cover Picture 

Tkt covi r /mi art is thai <>i '/" 
Dining I hill at Collegi Park. Tht 
building is locatt of tin 

siii of it" ulil building, lis modern 
kihlii a prepares meals for man than 
',iin students daily, also tht I nivi reity 
infirmary, and n cafeteria /■"• faculty 

mi mlii rs ami day Studt ills. Tli. 

rector "/ this department is Miss .\ 
drey Killian, '23, <* graduaU "i Home 
Economics. Miss Killian has been in 
tin- Univ* rsity i mploy practically < ui / 
since In r graduation. 

For Convenience 

Any alumnus who desires a conveni- 
ent pocket card of the indoor athletic 
schedule is requested to write the Al- 
umni Office. 

On the opposite page is printed the 
entire schedule for basket-ball and box- 
ing. It will be noticed that four Satur- 
day nitfht performances will include 
basket-ball and boxing on the same 
program. This program begins at 8 
P. M. and there is but a short intermis- 
sion of 10-15 minutes between the bas- 
ket-ball game and the boxing. These 
are very attractive and entertaining 
programs and from past experiences, 
usually have a capacity crowd. The al- 
umni are, therefore, advised to write 
the athletic office as far in advance as 
possible for reserved scats. 

The Southern Conference Boxing 
Tournament will again be held in the 
Ritchie Coliseum at College Park on 
Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 

Manufacturing — Down in Crisfield, 
Md., the Briddell boys of the class of 
1935 operate a flourishing manufac- 
turing business of oyster, trapping arftl 
fishing implements. Tom is the ad- 
vertising manager and Charlie is the 
plant manager. Their father started 
the company many years ago. 

Tom is married and is the proud 
daddy of a young lady named Brenda 
Barnes Briddell. Congratulations to 
.Mrs. Briddell! 

Well, no, Charlie has not taken the 
fatal step as yet, but we are all 

Maryland Alumni Newi 


The Annual Banquet 

It is an annual custom to be remind 
ed of the sacrifice and forethought pj 
our ancesters about those things whicl 
have amounted to something in th 
world. On January 20, the alumni, fad I 
ulty, and friends of the University wil* 
get together to celebrate the realiza- 
tion of their dream. It was on this dajj 
nearly a century and a half ago thai 
a small group of far-thinking and diM 
teimined citizens persuaded the state 
legislature to grant a charter estab 
lishing the University of Maryland— 
an institution for the service of the 
people of Maryland. 

At the Lord Baltimore Hotel, on Jan-i 
uary 20, we will commemorate whatj 
they did for us, as well as give indica-j 
tion to the people that we, the Alumni,! 
are united in a one common unified! 
purpose — the University of Maryland] 
and its services to the people of th 

Charter Day Celebration 

A LUMNI, faculty, and friends of the 
"^ University will again assemble to 
celebrate the beginning of our institu- 
tion on Charter Day, January 20, 1938, 
at 7.00 P. M., Lord Baltimore Hotel, 
Baltimore, Md. Similar to the celebra- 
tion held last year but somewhat dif- 
ferent will be the program this year. 

For the purpose of presenting an op- 
portunity for all to become better ac- 
quainted, the general program will be 
a banquet, a short speaking program, 
reception and dance. This program, it 
is felt, will have a general appeal from 
the oldest to the youngest alumnus and 
faculty member. 

The leader of this great occasion is 
an eminent alumnus of both branches 
of the University. A man who has at- 
tained a position of high esteem among 
his fellowmen, the Honorable Edwin T. 
Dickerson, member of Supreme Bench 
of Baltimore, has been appointed Gen- 
eral Chairman. Judge Dickerson is a 
double graduate of the University, hav- 
ing completed a classical course at the 
College Park schools in 1898 and the 
Law course in 1902. He is heartily in 
favor of the annual celebration of the 
beginning of our University which 
brings alumni, faculty, and friends to- 
gether with a unity of purpose. The 
general vice-chairman will be Charles 
W. Sylvester, '08, another enthusiastic 
and loyal alumnus. 

Sharing the responsibility of direct- 
ing the progress of the celebration will 
be the presidents of the various alumni 
organizations — Dr. Robert P. Bay, '05, 
Medical; Dr. Arthur I. Bell, '19, Den- 
tal; Dr. John A. Strevig, '12, Pharma- 
cy; Miss Bessie Maston, '20, Nursing; 
Mr. John E. Magers, '14, Law; Mr. 
E. F. Zalesak, '25, Undergraduates, and 
Dr. A. A. Parker, '04, "M" Club. 

It was the above named alumni and 
the members of their respective Board 
of Directors who met and unanimously 
proclaimed their approval and support 
of this worthy endeavor. Each associa- 
tion will appoint members of the vari- 
ous committees and county leaders 
throughout the state. 

Last year the capacity of the Lord 
Baltimore Hotel was taxed and it is 
expected that even a larger crowd will 
be in attendance this year. It is sug- 
gested that alumni write direct to your 
own alumni secretary for reservation 
with alumni and faculty members of 
your school or class. Should members 
of the county organization wish to 
make up a group of their own it will 



Hon. Edwin T. Dickerson 

be possible for them to reserve an en- 
tire table of eight or ten by writing 
direct to the chairman of the ticket 
distribution committee — Mr. Willard 
M. Hillegeist, University of Maryland, 
Lombard and Greene Streets, Balti- 
more, Md., on or before January 15. 

Following the main banquet course 
there will be an opportunity for all to 
become acquainted, to meet the presi- 
dent of the University, the Board of 
Regents, Deans, and faculty members. 
The reception will be held in the dining 

Dancing will begin almost immedi- 
ately, with the music furnished by a 
well known orchestra. Special enter- 
taining features will be a part of the 
general program and it is expected 
that at least part of the program will 
be broadcasted. 

No alumnus should miss this great 
affair. The cost is $2.50 per plate. 


Glee Club 




Words of praise can be rightfully di- 
rected to the University Glee Club and 
Girls' Chorus for the splendid progress 
they have made. Already several per- 
formances have been given off the cam- 
pus and recently an impressive concert 
was presented in the University Audi- 
torium before a capacity crowd. 

It is the desire of the Glee Club to 
make a few trips during the year to 
several parts of the state under the 
auspices of the Alumni Groups. Plans! 1 
are being formulated for one trip on 
the Eastern Shore presenting a per- if 
formance at Salisbury and Cambridge 
sometime during the third week in j & 

The club is under the direction of 
Professor Harlan Randall of Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Chemical Society 

On the tenth anniversary of the 
founding of the Alpha Chi Sigma, pro- 
fessional chemical fraternity, the pro- 
fessional chapter of Washington, the 
chapter at George Washington Uni- 
versity and the University of Mary- 
land joined in a celebration. A ban- 
quet was held at the Kennedy Warren 
apartments in Washington with Dr. 
Charles E. White, '23, associate pro- 
fessor of chemistry at the University, 
as the principal speaker. Others from 
the University to take part in the pro- 
gram were Dr. L. B. Broughton, '08, 

State chemist and head of the depart- 
ment of chemistry; Dr. Nathan L. 
Drake, professor of organic chemistry, 
and Dr. Malcolm Haring, professor of 
physical chemistry. 
Teaching— Dr. Glenn S. Weiland, '28, 
now is with the chemistry department 
of Wittenburg College at Springfield, 
Ohio. He was originally from Hagers- 
town, Md., and received his M. S. in 
1930 and his Ph.D. in 1933. He is a 
member of Alpha Chi Sigma, honorary 
chemistry society. He married Miss 
Gladys Snyder and they now are re- 
siding in Springfield, Ohio. 

)EC£MBER, 1937 

To The Alumnae of Maryland 



"T has been brought to the attention 
■of the Alumni Advisory Board that 
eihaps the women graduates of the 
University would like to have a pari 
I naming- those buildings dedicated to 
■men's activities. At present there 
re three such buildings which have 
ot been named — the second women's 
drmitory, the girls' field house and 
he Home Economics Building. 

There is a prevalent feeling that 
ince the architecture of the Univer- 
lty is colonial in style the precedent 
et in the naming of Margaret Brent 
(all be continued by using the names 
x Maryland colonial women. Names 
f some of these prominent women are 
sted below: 

1. Lady Anne Arundel, and Queen 
;ume, both to the court born, have had 
heir outstanding personalities, capa- 
ilities, pulchritude and material con- 
tributions memorialized in the State, 
[owever, this recognition need not nec- 
ssarily preclude consideration of their 
'ames since they stand out in our co- 
jnial history, and in no case has the 
'onor been conferred by women. 

: 2. Nancy Carroll, Maryland's fore- 
most woman military genius and of 
>tock that produced framers of the 
Constitution and founders of the na- 
ion, such as Charles Carroll and Dan- 

al Carroll. 

il 3. Miss Jane Contee, wife of John 
■Janson, "First President of the United 
states," so recorded since he was the 
■/rst president of the Congress of the 
Confederacy, in 1781. She was born in 
prince George's County and died there. 
Uexander Contee Hanson, in line of de- 
scent, became Chancellor of Maryland, 
^he Contees and Hansons contributed 
'ery greatly to the development of the 
Colony and the State. 

14. Virlinda Stone, wife of that out- 
tanding governor, Thomas Stone, 
oted for brilliancy, social grace and 
Snesse, as well as a writer of distinc- 
lion. Her letters have been published. 

'■ 5. Lady Charlotte Baltimore, wife 
tf the Fourth Lord Baltimore, titled, 
-cholarly, gracious, social leader, en- 
lowed with great human sympathy, 
tnd marked contributor to the cultural 
evel of the Colony. 

6. Barbara Fritchie, Maryland's 
"oremost woman patriot, at least as 
•.elebrated in poetry and fiction if not 
n history. 

On the other hand letters have been 

received containing the suggestion thai 
these buildings be named for women 
who have pioneered in the development 
of coeducation at the University. 

It is requested that your suggestions 
be returned to the Alumni News office. 

The results of this survey will be 
tabulated and presented to the Board 
of Regents in the form of a recom- 
mendation from the Alumnae of the 

Women represented on the Alumni 
Board are: Miss Ruth Miles, '31 and 
Mrs. Edith Burnside Whiteford, '29. 

Parker, '05, Elected 
"M" Club President 

When the annual "M" Club meeting 
was over on Homecoming Day, Dr. 
Albert A. Parker, '05, eminent physi- 
cian of the Eastern Shore, was pre- 
sented with the gavel, as president for 
the ensuing year. For several years, 
Dr. Parker has served as vice-president 
of the organization and ever since he 
crossed the Chesapeake in 1901 to en- 
ter the College Park School of the 
University, he has been a loyal and 
able rooter. To substantiate this ac- 
claim, here is a paragraph from the 
Reveille of 1905. 

"As a rooter, 'Ape' has won great 
renown, both at home and abroad, hav- 
ing been known to make more noise 
than six ordinary men. In the art of 
painting the college surroundings with 
the numerals '05, he has proved him- 
self a worthy member." 

A. A. Parker was always active in 
extra-curricular affairs. He managed 
the football team in 1904, was a cham- 
pion tennis player in 1905, is president 
of his class and is a prominent leader 
in alumni affairs. 

After finishing his undergraduate 
work at College Park, Dr. Parker at- 
tended the Medical School in Balti- 
more, graduating in the class of 1908. 
He returned to his native country, the 
Eastern Shore, and has developed a 
most enviable practice. Outside of 
collegiate athletics, his favorite pas- 
time is fishing, but so far the writer 
has not seen any proof that he is a 
good fisherman. 

"Doc" Parker married Miss Nan C. 
Dryden and they reside in the well- 
known Pocomoke City on the good old 
Eastern Sho'. 

Alumni Meeting 

When the Terrapin football 
journeyed to Philadelphia 
Pennsylvania this fall, tiny found an 
enthusiastic group of alumni cheei 
i hem on. The nighl before the gi 

a rally was held at the I Vim Athl 

club with Borne fifty or more alumni, 

wives, and friends present. 

A. Moulton McNutt, '06, pre idenl of 
the group presided. The honored g 

and principal speaker of the occasion 
was Dr. H. C. Byrd, '08, president of 
our own Alma Mater. Mr. E. F. Zal- 
esak, '25, president of the Alumni As- 
sociation, also spoke before the group. 

Preceding the speaking, each pi 
was asked to stand and introduce him- 
self, giving his class. Among those 
present, we find: C. Mervyn Young, 
'06; D. P. Perry, '21; Dr. E. M. Salul- 
sky, '34; Dr. F. Melvin Edwards, '34; 
Dr. Douglas A. Edwards, '31; L. J. 
Stabler, '22; Robert N. Todd, '15; John 
P. Mudd, '07; A. Moulton McNutt, '06; 
M. Tyler McNutt, '38; James H. Har- 
low, '23; S. C. Dennis, '12; George R. 
Richard, '28; George M. Parsley, '22; 
A. R. Todd, '08; W. P. Fusselbaugh, 
'22; W. C. Rolph, '04; M. E. Davis, '13; 
Mrs. Helen Beyerly Habich, '27; Emer- 
son Ogle, '37; George F. Fetters, '27; 
Miss Mabel F. Mudd, '32; and Frank 
T. Chestnut. 

President McNutt was ably assisted 
by John P. Mudd, '07, former president 
of the Alumni Association, in making 


To The Students 

Many words of laudatory comment 
were expressed by alumni at Home- 
coming about the real display of col- 
legiate spirit and hospitality. The hol- 
iday spirit made a very enjoyable 
day for old grads. Fraternity and so- 
rority house decorations and the float 
parade, all with a display of welcome 
and hospitality for the visiting team 
as well as alumni, added to the day's 
enjoyment. Every fraternity and sor- 
ority house as well as the Alumni Mixer 
"On the Hill" had a capacity return 
of former students. 

This fine spirit of cooperation was 
greatly appreciated by the Alumni 
Association and has already had its 
effect in the enthusiasm among former 

Maryland Alumni New 

A Chinese War Lord 



By Ed. Tenney, '28 

T?OR some inexplicable reason it al- 

ways worried Sun-Kwei, the Chinese 
war lord, to know that his two lieu- 
tenants, Han Loon and Chien Teng 
(who nearly matched their leader in 
cunning and cruelty) silently watched 
him as he regularly prayed to the pic- 
ture of his father. He sometimes felt 
that they knew these prayers were in- 
spired as much by fear of ancestral 
wrath as by his genuine love of the 
memory of the old man whom he had 
wronged in his youth. In his Chinese 
after- world, ancestral devotion brought 
the only peace. But this was nonsense. 
How could Han and Chien know that a 
youthful but characteristic act of de- 
moniacal cruelty had brought upon 
Sun-Kwei's head the disgrace of dis- 
graces — he had been disinherited by a 
stern but loving parent whose for- 
bearance had at last been exhausted. 

And Sun-Cheng, his father, had suf- 
fered even more for, after Sun-Kwei's 
diabolical deed, the people of his native 
village passed the old man's shop with 
averted faces. Sun-Cheng was forced 
to leave behind forever the hallowed 
ground of the village where countless 
generations of his ancestors lay buried. 

Sun-Kwei's peculiar talents had not 
been wasted. He had relentlessly 
risen from the ranks of banditry, into 
which he had naturally drifted. He was 
reigning ruler of the province of Li- 
Mien which he now held in an iron 
grasp. He took what he wanted from 
the people by might alone and his fol- 
lowers obeyed his every whim because 
of the fear he inspired in them. Then 
too, his system of spy upon spy within 
his ranks prevented any treachery save 
his own. 

Sun-Kwei was well aware that Han 
and Chien, the lieutenants whom he 
knew hated him, would consider his 
fear of ancestral wrath a weakness, 
for a weakness he knew it to be. 
They must never know it. They must 
never know that he held fear or doubt 
of anything, because once it was re- 
vealed to them, they would show less 
mercy in exterminating him and tak- 
ing his power than he had ever shown 
any of his enemies. Han and Chien 
had hated him ever since he had con- 
quered them, though he had subse- 
quently given them important places 
in his horde because he needed their 
fierce leadership. They, in turn, thirst- 
ed for the spoils he could provide. 

Sun-Kwei put away his misgivings. 
He had promised himself and the spirit 
of his father, than when he realized 
his next immediate objective with the 
additional power and funds it would 
provide, he would use it to find his aged 
father — if he still lived — and forever 
make atonement to him. 

Sun-Kwei's present ambition led to 
the possession of the rich province of 
Fu-Han that lay to the east. The 
revenue that he could squeeze out of 
it was many times that derived from 
Li-Mein. He maintained very friendly 
relations with Fu-Han, however, until 
the spies he had placed there had lain 
their groundwork. They bought off 
all the corrupt officials and sent agi- 
tators among the troops of the prov- 
ince to spread stories of the riches 
Sun's troops received, warning also of 
his cruelty if opposed. When Sun's 
agents had undermined the more cor- 
rupt officials and sufficiently weakened 
the morale of the soldiers of Fu-Han, 
Sun struck. Swiftly and ruthlessly 
he struck. All fell before him. All, 
that is, except the large walled city of 
Sooking on the far northeastern border 
of Fu-Han. 

Sun had expected resistance here. 
His spies had told him that the city of 
Sooking had its own soldiers and they 
could be neither intimidated nor bought 
off. The soldiery was supported by a 
committee of merchants who provided 
funds for the defense of the city so that 
it would not yield to the bandit general. 
Attack after attack was launched 
against it — but to no avail. The de- 
fenders had ample and up-to-date 
equipment, sufficient provisions for a 
long siege, and adequate water from 
the city's wells. 

Sun-Kwei could not throw his major 
forces against this lone, out-of-the- 
way city. He was now patrolling a 
large, recently conquered, hostile prov- 
ince in addition to his home bailiwick. 
Furthermore, he was desperate lest 
the brave defense of Sooking attract 
so much attention that public opinion 
would demand that the resources of 
the central government be thrown 
against him. This government had 
heretofore chosen to ignore him be- 
cause of his large contributions. After 
three unsuccessful weeks of siege he 
was beside himself with wrath. He 
swore that once the city fell, the de- 


fenders would undergo the most dii 

torture he could conceive. 

Then, too, he was worried over thl 

behavior of his two lieutenants, Hal 

and Chien. Both had been natives tJ 

Sooking. Although banished for the : 

crimes, they still had relatives livins , 

there. Sun-Kwei's wrath turned or 

them as he forced them to direct th« 

siege. While they silently agreed, hi 

time and again read in their eyes thi 

malice and hatred they held for him 

Sun's agile brain finally conceivec , 

the plot that brought about the fall ol 

the city. He withdrew his troops thdF 
distance of one day's march from Soon 
king and rested them there for sevi f 
eral days. He knew the besieged citjl 
would use this respite to replace thei 
diminishing supplies. He deliberate^ ^ 
left unguarded several points where s 
food could be obtained by the defend-) 
ers. The latter lost no time in tak- 
ing advantage of the opportunity. 
Thus, a few days later, one of Sun- 
Kwei's spies took a wheelbarrow load 
of steamed-bread into Sooking and} 
quickly sold all but two loaves which) 
he kept for himself. That night Sun's„ 
"baker" spy took a bottle from each 3 
of the loaves and poured the contents, 
into the city's wells. 

That night Sun-Kwei also moved 
his troops up and surrounded the city 
walls. Two days later the gates of 
Sooking were thrown open and the 
survivors begged for water. Sun-Kwei 
let them beg — and die begging. 

But not the merchant' committee 
who had planned this defense. Oh no 
They could not die so easily. He de 
cided that they should be killed by the 
slowest and most painful of deaths. j 
They were to have the flesh skillfully 
cut off from neck to waist thus expos- 
ing their vital organs to the elements 
— and eventually to the dogs and fowl. 
When the job had been performed, 
he was to be called so he could gloat 
over them in their last moments. It was 
a final gesture of peculiarly oriental 
cruelty to show the already dying pop- 
ulace that Sun-Kwei could not be re- 
sisted. Not he. Someday he would} 
rule all China. 

A few hours later Sun-Kwei marched 
triumphantly down the main street, I 
with all the pomp and ceremony of a| 
barbarian king. He was flanked by his 
unwilling lieutenants. Far off down the 
street he could see the figures of the 
dying men tied to posts. The dogs were 
held in leash, ready to partake of the 
human flesh at his word. 

"Their leader is tied to the center 

)ECEMBER, 19.'i7 

•ole, master," whispered one of Sim's 
pies. "He has shown no fear as yet. 
[e is not a native of these parts but 
4 has been his influence that has made 
he people resist you, O Great Lord." 

"I, Sun-Kwei, will make him die with 
ear in his heart as all those who op- 
ose me do" thundered the war lord. 

He strode up to the central figure 
/hose head had dropped from exhaus- 
ion and pain. 

"Who is it that dares defy Sun- 
Iwei" roared the bandit general as he 
Jirew up the old man's chin. 
: As Sun-Kwei gazed into the weary 
;ut steady eyes of the dying man. a 
old fear clutched his heart. His jaws 
lagged and his face turned a sickly. 
lotted purple. There was no inner 
( esourcefulness to sustain the mighty 
/ar lord now. 

The great bandit general threw him- 
self in the dust and grovelled for all to 
see. "My father, my father," w a all 

he could blubber as I he old man slowly 

closed his eyea in his last sleep. 

Sun-Kwei felt, rather than heard, the 
silent footsteps of Han and ( 'hien. He 
raised his tortured glance to see them 
slowly advancing on him with the tri- 
umphant leers of a hate that was to 

he no longer frustrated, t'ne glance 

was sufficient to tell Sun-Kwei that he, 
in a short while, would be the next 
occupant of the pole on which now- 
hung thi' lifeless body of his father. 

[This was an original fiction 
story written by Ed. Tenrn y, '28, 
who spent <tl><>t<t six years in 
China during which time he heard 
many weird laics about the War 
Lords of China.] 


\lellie Buckey/25, In England » » 


(Excerpts from a letter to a campus friend. Thanks, Nellie.) 

JJINCE arriving 

in England — (the 
first week-end I went to Paris, 
pent two days at the exhibition and 
wo days seeing other parts of Paris) 
'— I have been on the go trying to pick 
iut dry days for sightseeing, etc. I 
,iave been able to see a large number 
,»f art galleries, the parks, etc., and 
lave enjoyed some excellent London 
j>lays. Next week I am going to see 
,George and Margaret," and "French 
Without Tears" — both have been suc- 
cesses in New York. Last Saturday 
] saw "Messure for Messure" at the 
Did Vic Theatre. It was a very good 
Shakespearian production. The stu- 
ilents had a Hallowe'en party in proc- 
ess at the hotel, so I was soon out of 
j;he mood of the Roman times. 
, Next week I will begin my school 
Visitation. It will be an intensive vis- 
itation period because there are so 
many things that I want to see. Now 
phat I am here the time seems very 
jjhort. Many of the students are going 
,o France at the close of the English 
perm, December 4; and I think I will 
try seeing a little of English country. 
We have four students at Exeter — at 
;he University College of the South- 
West — and I will have to visit them. 
Then, perhaps, too, I will get to Ireland 
! — but all this is in the future. 

Wish I could see some of those foot- 
ball games. I thought of you last 
Saturday at Homecoming. I remem- 
bered what a lovely time I had last Crippled Children in Baltimore. 

year and what a gorgeous day it was. 
I hope this year's was as perfect. 
Best wishes to all, 

Nellie (Buckey). 

[Nellie is ivith the New Col- 
lege Teachers College of Columbia 
University in charge of foreign 
travel for students']. 

Medical Alumni 
Hold Gathering 

Recently the medical alumni headed 
by Dr. Robert P. Bay, '05, held an oy- 
ster roast and social at the 104th Medi- 
cal Regiment in Baltimore. More than 
150 alumni were on hand for a gen- 
erous indulgence in oysters prepared 
in several styles. 

Among the more notable present 
was Dr. W. H. Marsh, '76, M. D., one of 
the oldest living alumni of the Univer- 
sity. Dr. Marsh is the retired director 
of the U. S. Public Health. His sum- 
mer home is at Solomons Island but he 
resides in Baltimore during the winter. 
Dr. Marsh has a nephew, Edward 
Hawkins, now attending the College of 
Engineering at College Park. 

The oyster roast was entirely social. 
There were no speeches, no prepared en- 
tertainment — just a jolly get-together. 


Children— Dorothy Pierce, '35, has 
a good position with the Home for 

have taki n p ■ 
tin- department of entomology which 
involve several graduate! of the i 

Dr. Castello Graham. M, s .. '80, Ph. 
I >.. '36, formerly In charge of field 
work with headquarter at Hancock, 
Md., has been transferred to Colli 
Park, where h<- will have charge of 

extension work in entomology for the 

I e Stale. 

From mosquito to Japane e beetle 

work jump- Samuel ( Yo-t hwaite, '27, 
former star lacrosse player for the 
Terps. Sam has been transferred from 
Berlin, Md., to College Park, where he 
will assist in the S I CO.iiuii retardation 

program Cor the Japanese beetle. Sam 

had heen loaned to the government for 
the mosquito control work. His official 
title is assistant entomologist and in- 
structor in the department at the Uni- 

Another to return to the campus 
from the Eastern Shore is George 
Stratman, ,'33, formerly at Snow Hill, 
also on the mosquito work. George will 
also lend his aid in the Japanese beetle 

When these two return from the 
mosquito work, another alumnus will 
assume control. Rufus Vincent, '34, 
a former Terp star in three sports, is 
in charge of the biological work of the 
mosquito control with headquarters at 

The State entomologist in charge of 
of the entire State program is Dr. 
E. N. Cory, '09, a former Terp athlete, 
who now helps direct the athletic pol- 
icies of the University as a member of 
the Athletic Board. 

Kappas Open 
New Home 

Nearly a thousand alumni, faculty 
and friends of the Kappa Kappa Gam- 
ma Sorority helped them celebrate the 
opening of their new home at a tea 
held December 5. 

The new home is of palatial colonial 
design with accommodations for 40 or 
more girls. The latest in heating equip- 
ment has been used. Inviting recrea- 
tional rooms are provided and the gen- 
eral atmosphere is that of a home. 

Miss Jean Dulin, president of the 
chapter, accompanied by Dean Marie 
Mount, faculty advisor and Mrs. L. F. 
Driver, house mother, officially re- 
ceived the guests. The members of the 
sorority gracefully assisted in show- 
ing the guests through the house. 

Maryland Alumni New 


By W. H. ("Bill") HOTTEL 

Boxing Team Awaits 
Its Opening Battle 

PRACTICALLY all that Lieut. Col. 
Harvey (Heinie) Miller could tell 
about his varsity boxing team when 
this was written was that it would be 
"in there fighting" when Duke was met 
in the opening match on January 15. 
Heinie probably will not definitely 
decide upon his first line-up until a 
day or two before the hostilities begin. 
All he knows now is that his 1937 
Southern Conference championship 
outfit was wrecked by graduation and 
that the talent to fill the gaps is main- 
ly green. 

However, Heinie feels that if he 
could inveigle Bob Walton, 165; Blair 
Smith, 175, and Bob Brown, 215-pound 
football tackle to come out, he could 
have a winning campaign. Walton 
and Smith are proved scrappers and 
prospective champs in Miller's opin- 
ion, while he is convinced Brown would 
make a great heavy. 

When this was written the leading 
aspirants in the various weights were: 

115 — George (Red) Dorr, Martin 
Rochlin and Ed Naughton, giving a 
good outlook. 

125 and 135 — Benny Alperstein, 135- 
pound champ, and Nathan Askin, a 
soph, will fight these two weights. Al- 
perstein probably will drop back a 
class, as Askin is a natural lightweight 
and a good one. Bob Bradley and Al 
Diffenbach are other good 125-pound- 

145 — Tom Coleman, a capable soph. 

155 — Bill Johnson, untried but prom- 

165 — Mike Panziotti and Henry 
Pearson, if the latter becomes scholas- 
tically eligible. 

175 — Ed Lloyd, sophomore reserve 
football guard. 

Heavyweight — Donald Adams, a 
soph, who got some experience with 
last year's frosh. 

But success or failure appears to de- 
pend upon Miller's efforts to get Wal- 
ton, Smith and Brown into action. 
Otherwise, he will just have to plug 
along and look to 1939. The talent 
on the frosh squad gives him much 
encouragement for the future. 

You just can't have winning teams in 
any sport every year. That is, of 
course, unless you can get ready-made 

talent, which just doesn't happen at 

Maryland's ring dates: 

♦January 15— Duke; 29— Catholic U., 

*February 5 — Virginia; fll— Western 

Maryland; * 19— Coast Guard 

Academy; 25 and 26 — Conference 

tourney at College Park. 
March 3 — Rutgers, New Brunswick. 

t All University Night. 
*Double-header with basket-ball. 

Big Meet March 5; 
Trackmen To Travel 

TT has been definitely decided that 
the second annual Maryland-Fifth 
Regiment indoor meet in the later's 
big armory in Baltimore will be held 
on Saturday night, March 5. This is 
the same relative date as in 1937. 
Geary Eppley, Maryland athletic di- 
rector has had many inquiries from 
prospective entrants, particularly in 
the South, and feels that the 1938 meet 
will eclipse that of 1937 both in num- 
ber and quality of athletes and in at- 

While Maryland is waiting for its 
own meet it will compete in at least 
three other big indoor affairs. A re- 
lay team will go to the Millrose games 
in New York on February 6, and two 
weeks later will return for the New 
York A. C. meet. A sizable squad will 
be sent to the Southern Conference in- 
door title affair at Chapel Hill on Feb- 
ruary 27. 

Frank Cronin, veteran runner, and 
Mason Chronister and Jim Kehoe, 
sophs who starred as cross-country 
men during the past season, doubtless 
will be three of the relay team mem- 
bers. Bill Theis, Alan Miller, Jim Pea- 
slee and Eddie Miller are the other as- 
pirants. If Chronister or Kehoe should 
run in special events in any of the 
northern meets, two of the aspiring 
quartet may gain places on the relay 

Kehoe and Chronister finished third 
and fourth in the Southern Conference 
championship cross-country meet at 
Chapel Hill. 

During the cross-country season, 
Maryland lost to North Carolina, but 
pressed the champions, and scored over 

Banquet Is Climax 
To Fine Grid Team 

"[%/f ARYLAND "polished off" its fines 
football season in years when i 
played host to the squad and mani 
others at the Beaver Dam Countrj 
Club on December 13. In all, then 
were about 200 present, including some 
alumni, newspapermen and coaches 
from other schools. 

The Athletic Board of the University 
was host and the affair was voted tc 
have been the nicest thing of its kind 
ever held by the Old Liners. Everyone 
had a good time, although it was al 
stag event. 

Charlie Fenwick, a former Virginia! 
star, who used to help coach the Terps 
from 1928 through 1932, was the prin 
cipal speaker and, like his coaching, h& 
did a fine job of it. 

Dr. L. V. Broughton, head of the Ath 
letic Board; E. F. Zalesak, prexy of 
the Alumni Association; Dr. A. A. Per- 
ker, president of the "M" Club, whoi 
came all the way from Pocomoke City; 
Geary Eppley, athletic director, and 
head coach Frank M. Dobson, who 
awarded the letters, all spoke briefly 
and entertainingly. 

As someone said, "The dinner andl 
everything else was good." 

There was more than an hour of in- 
formal hob-nobbing after the dinner 
was over which most of the football 
players spent in getting their pro- 
grams filled with autographs. 

While Maryland's record of eight 
wins in ten games was pleasing, the 
phase that was stressed above all else 
was the fine poise and conduct of the 
squad and the fact that the players 
got real enjoyment out of the game, 
either winning or losing. It was felt 
that Frank Dobson did more than a 
great coaching job with a bunch of 
students, proving a real man-builder. 
There was a real bond between the 
coaches and the players at all times, 
this being just as true also of Jack 
Faber and Al Heagy, Dobby's assis- 

Dobby gave all the credit to the boys 
in presenting the 19 letters to the fol- 

Ralph J. Albarano, John J. Boyda, 
Robert A. Bramd, Robert S. Brown, 
William C. Bryant, Nicholas A. Bud- 
kofF, Frank T. DeArmey, James L. 

)ECEMBER, 1937 

'on-est'V, Frederick M. Hewitt, .John 
. McCarthy, James G. Meade. I'er 
hing L. Mondorff, Frank J. Skotnicki, 
Hair H. Smith, Michael G. Surgent, 
Robert L. Walton, Charles W. Weidin- 
er, William G. Wolfe and Manager 
ferry I. Hay. 

Bryant, Smith and McCarthy, ends; 
Volfe and Surgent, Maryland's finest 
air of guards; Walton, center; De- 
femey and Wheeler, backs, and Hay, 
Members of the graduating' class, re- 
vived gold footballs, which were pre- 
sented by Jack Faber. These go to 
layers who have been on the varsity 
quad three years and who once have 
'on their letter. 

Maryland's record for the season 

laryland, 25; St. John's, 0. 

laryland, 21; Penn, 28. 

laryland, 6; Western Maryland, 0. 

laryland, 3; Virginia, 0. 

laryland, 13; Syracuse, 0. 

Maryland, 13; Florida, 7. 

laryland, 9; V. M. I., 7. 

laryland, 14; Penn State, 21. 

laryland, 12; Georgetown, 2. 

laryland, 8; Washington and Lee, 0. 

.one Battle 
: or Frosh 

Only one ring engagement has been 
sted for the Maryland yearling team, 
'''his engagement is with the Virginia 
rosh, to be held in the afternoon on 
February 5 — the night the Cavalier 
^arsity visits to help stage a classy 
'win bill. Washington and Lee, confer- 
ence basket-ball champion, will offer 
he curtain-raiser that evening. 


ferps On 
Star Teams 

I Led by big Jim Meade, who was all- 
Southern Conference back and all- 
Imerica mention, Maryland placed an 
Inusual number of gridders on all- 
[tar teams. Meade, along with Charlie 
Veidinger, quarterback, and Mike Sur- 
gent, guard, were picked on all the all- 
itate and all-D. C. area elevens se- 
ected, and Blair Smith, end, was on all 
ave one of them. Ralph Albarano 
nd Bob Brown, tackles, and John Mc- 
Carthy, end, were others to be first 
hoices on some teams. 

Bob Walton, center, and Bill Wolfe, 
;uard, were on practically every sec- 
nd team and some other Terps came 
n for praise. 

Varsity Basketers Are 

r^ESPITE the tac. thai pre holiday 
Kames were losl to Richmond I', 
and Michigan, the Maryland basket- 
ball team definitely has nol been unk 
for the season and \\ Ml pin\ ide plenty 

.'I' opposition to the 20 quints that re- 
main on the schedule. 

The Terps were not ready for a 
clever Richmond team, but put up a 
good fight in losing, .'il t<> 26, while 
Michigan simply was too powerful to 

cope with in a contest that went the 
u rong way, 13 to l'«;. Testimony of 
the Wolverines' prowess was given a 
couple of nights later when they upset 

Dartmouth, 12 to 17, at Hanover. 

The .Maryland basketers. an even 

dozen, got together the Monday after 
Christmas to get set to resume the 
long schedule in a game against Bal- 
timore U. in the Friends' gym in Bal- 
timore the night of January 4. Then 
games come thick and fast, the rest of 
the list being: 

January 5 — Randolph Macon; 7 — 
Washington and Lee, Lexington; 
8— V. M. I., Lexington; 12— 
Georgetown, Tech High gym, 
Washington; * 15— Duke; 28— 
North Carolina, Chapel Hill; 29— 
Duke, Durham; 31 — Virginia Tech. 

February 2 — Navy, Annapolis; 3 — 
New York U.; *5— Washington 
and Lee; 10 — William and Mary; 
fll— V. M. I.; 12— Catholic U.; 

Sure To Rally 

L6 Wa hington Colli 
town; 18 Virginia, I 
ville; '19 D n; 21 -J 

Eiopkin : 23 St . John 1 , 

March 3, i am 

ence toui nej at Rali 

Ml Ui 

Doubli hcadi r with ba lei t-l.all. 

Bui ton Shipli 
ix of v. hom are letter men, and five 
soph "M in quad but really did nol 
get In- full force at hand until 

the two I'm l tilts, and it may take 

three or four games of the new year 

M he team going. 

Hire is the basket ball roster: 

Name Po HI W - Cla»» 

'Waverlj Wheel 
"Eddie Johni on !•'. 6-1 

I '. .11 164 Jr. 

>n Mniiiz <; 6 178 Jr. 

►John UcCarth) C G. 6-2% 188 Br. 

•Hill Bryan! <;. 6 170 Sr. 

xColman Headlej G. ">-ll 163 Sr. 

Francis Bi ami I C.G. 6-2% 188 Soph. 

Charlie Norton C. 6-1 188 Soph. 

Adam Bengoechea F. 6-8 162 Soph. 

Pershing Mondorff ....G. 6-11 \^:> Soph. 

Bill Rea I (;. 6-1 lfil Soph. 

* Letter men. 

x Out for lime in two other ea on 

Ship has no regular team and it is 
probable that all of the 12 will play 
enough to earn their letter. Frequent 
changes have been made necessary by 
the rule that practically has abolished 
the center tap-off. 

Frosh Have 
Thirteen Games 

7T1HIRTEEN games have been ar- 
ranged for Coach Al Heagy's fresh- 
man basketers, plenty for the talent 
he has at his command. He apparently 
has the material for one good quint 
but capable reserves appear to be lack- 
ing. Here are the frosh games: 

January 5 — Baltimore Poly; 8 — Beth- 
esda-Chevy Chase; 12 — George 
Washington High; 27 — LaSalle 
Institute, Cumberland; 28 — Alle- 
gany High, Cumberland. 

February 2 — Episcopal High; 4 — 
Green brier M. A.; 5 — Forest Park 
High; 9— G. W. U. Frosh, Tech 
High; 12— Devitt; 15— G. U. 
Frosh; 18— G. W. U. Frosh; 23— 
G. U. Frosh, Tech High. 

All the games at College Park will 
be played in the afternoon, either at 
3 or 4 o'clock, while the contests at 
Tech will be played at night as prelims 
to varsity clashes. 

It Is Encouraging 

The secretary-treasurer has received 
many encouraging responses recently 
in connection with the ALUMNI NEWS. 
The outstanding among these were the 
voluntary contributions received by ap- 
peals thru the News. Alumni have cut 
the blank from the last page of the 
News and sent in their annual contri- 
butions. It is not only the contributions 
which were encouraging, but the fact 
that it indicated their interest in th" 
continued welfare of the News. 

Another most complimentary refer- 
ence to the Alumni News was made 
when Edmund G. Mayo, '04, remarked 
that it was in the columns of the 
Alumni News that he learned of the 
fact that the institution did not have 
a portrait of Capt. R. W. Silvester, 
former president, from 1892 to 1912, 
a sterling character, and one who 
played a most important part in laying 
the foundations for the growth of the 

This is all a reward for one's efforts 
and is a tremendous encouragement. 


Maryland Alumni Newj 

Leaf, '27, 

Presents His Works 

After some persuasion, because of 
modesty, Munroe Leaf, '27, author and 
member of the Board of Directors of 
Frederick A. Stohes Publishing Co., 
presented to the Alumni Association a 
complete set of his works. Munroe is 
a writer of books which are important 
factors in the early development of a 
child's education. His psychology is 
to present education in such a way that 
the child's humor is called upon for co- 
operation. The New York Tribune has 
been very complimentary toward Leaf's 
works in their book reviews. 

The Alumni Association has in turn 
presented the gift from Munroe to the 
University Library at College Park, 
where their students in education will 
have them at their disposal. 

The list is as follows: "Grammar 
Can Be Fun," "Robert Francis Wea- 
therbee," "Manners Can Be Fun," Noo- 
dles," illustrated, and "Ferdinand." 

Congratulations and appreciation to 
Munroe Leaf. May his gesture be an 

Maryland Society 
Hears Doctor Byrd 

President H. C. Byrd addressed the 
Maryland Society of New York at its 
December meeting in New York City 
on December 11. His subject, "The 
Place of the State University in Mary- 
land," was enthusiastically received by 
the audience, many of whom have been 
out of touch with developments in their 
native state. In fact, the entire audi- 
ence was greatly surprised to learn of 
the astounding growth of the Univer- 
sity in the last ten years and the im- 
portant part it plays in the life of 
every Maryland resident. 

The Maryland Society, founded in 
1898, is composed of native Maryland- 
ers now residing in Metropolitan New 
York. Membership is elective and the 
Society includes in its number many 
men prominent in the business and so- 
cial life of the Knickerbocker City. 

Several Maryland Alumni are quite 
active in the Society. J. Donald Kief- 
fer, '30, President of the Maryland Al- 
umni Club of New York, is also treas- 
urer of the Maryland Society and a 
member of the Board of Trustees. 
James T. Knotts, Jr., '24, has been a 
member of the Society's Dinner Dance 
Committee for a number of years and 
Harry J. Watts, '04, has always taken 
a prominent part in the Society's af- 

Bureau of Mines 
Building Dedicated 

One of the outstanding events of the 
University calendar during the fall was 
the dedication of the Bui-eau of Mines 
Experiment Station. 

Participating in the ceremonies were: 
His Excellency, Harry W. Nice, Gover- 
nor of Maryland; Honorable John 
Finch, director of the Bureau of Mines; 
Dr. H. C. Byrd, president of the Uni- 
versity, and Honorable Julian Conover, 
secretary of the American Mining Con- 
gress, chairman of the program. The 
exercises were preceded by a luncheon 
at the University Dining Hall in honor 
of the occasion. Here many other dig- 
nitaries were presented. 

During the morning a joint meeting 
of Industrial Minerals Division and 
Washington Section of the American 
Institute of Mining and Metallurgical 
Engin ;ers was held in the Engineering 

The new station is known as the 
Eastern Experiment Station of the Bu- 
reau of Mines. This was made neces- 
sary by the growth of the Bureau of 
Mines requiring an experiment station 
near the Washington office. The build- 
ing was erected on a 22-acre plot of 
ground donated by the University, 
which is just the beginning of an ex- 
tensive station. 

Following the exercises all guests 
were invited to inspect the buildings 
and laboratories. 


Two very enthusiastic and loya 
alumni have been taken by death froir 
the ranks. Dr. Robert W. B. Mayo, '0:5 
B. S., '04, M. S., '08, M. D., a man of 
considerable prominence in Baltimore 
City and well-known among the Uni- 
versity alumni. 

Dr. Mayo was a student leader, scho- 
lastically as well as in extra-curricula 
activities. He was captain in the ca 
dets and literary editor of the Reveille, 

He carried his leadership throughout 
life, taking an active part in medical 
and civilian endeavor. 

Dr. Nathan Winslow, '01, M. D., son 
of the lates Dr. Randolph Winslow, '71J 
M. D., met an untimely death resulting 
from an automobile accident occurrin:* 
near Ashland, Va. 

Dr. Winslow was a leader in alumni 
activities, serving as managing editor 
of the Medical Bulletin for many years, 

He has been in the University serv- 
ice ever since his graduation, as pro- 
fessor of clinical surgery. At the time 
of the Mexican border disturbance, h 
served in the Medical Corps for 1 
months and left with the rank of 

Dr. Winslow is survived by his wife, 
the former Miss Margaret Mable Mas- 
sey, of Sandy Springs, Md. 

Married — Anita (Petey) Peters, ex 
'29, and Bill Budleigh, '28, were mar- 
ried on December 14th in The Church 
of Saint Ethelburga, Bishopsgate, 

Petey was a member of Alpha Om- 
icron Pi, and this year's president of 
the Washington Alumnae Chapter. Bill 
was a member of Sigma Phi Sigma, and 
for the past three years has been sta- 
tioned in Arabia with an American oil 

After spending some time in Italy 
and along the Mediterranean, the coup- 
le will be at home in Washington — 
3400 Macomb St., before leaving for 
the West Coast. 

Visitor — Mr. James Wilson Brown, 
class of '35, visited the campus recent- 
ly. He is attending Duke University, 

and expects to receive his Doctor's de- 
gree this year, majoring in forestry. 

He received his Master's degree ati 
Duke University two years ago. 


Teaching— Dorothy Burch, M. S., '37, 
is teaching home economics at the Na- 
tional Park Seminary, Forest Glen, Md. 

Tea Room — Helen Somers, '37, is 
employed in Woodward and Lathrop's 
tea room. Helen is a member of the 
Tri Delt Sorority. 

Military — Lt. Col. George W. Rice, 
'16, M. D., of the 104th Medical Regi- 
ment, Maryland National Guard, has a 
son, George W., Jr., registered in 
the pre-medical course at the Univer- 


Celluloid — Thomas Neff, '32, now is i 
employed by the Celluloid Company in 




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Newark, N. J. His wife is the former 
Charlotte Hood, '34, of Mount Airy, 
VId. Tom is a member of Sigma Nu 
ind Charlotte, of A. 0. Pi. 

Teachers — Garvis G. Shugart, '28, 
was recently elected president of the 
Prince George's County High School 
reachers Association. Shugart is prin- 
;ipal of the Upper Marlboro High 
school. He received his M. S. from 
Maryland in 1933 through attending 
;he summer schools. 


Birth — Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Rob- 
erts announce the birth of a seven- 
jound girl, born October 4, 1937. Mrs. 
Roberts was formerly Miss Louise 
Crosby of Washington, D. C. "Eu- 
jene" is now a patent attorney asso- 
ciated with the Westinghouse Electric 
ind Manufacturing Co. He received 
lis law degree from George Washing- 
;on University. 

The Roberts reside at 5512 2nd St., 
I. W., Washington, D. C. 

Telephone — The new manager of the 
rowson, Md., offices of the C. & P. 
relephone Co., is Robert T. Settle, '30. 
'Bob," a Sigma Nu, has been with the 
company since graduation. 

In 1931 he married Miss Mary Anne 
Bucheister, of Marlboro, Md., sister of 
jeorge, '23, and "Gus" Bucheister, '24. 
aus now is married but George is still 
>n the loose. 


Birth — A baby girl named Linda 
Mary arrived this summer in the home 
)f Mr. and Mrs. Ralph George Shure 
I Takoma Park, Md. Mrs. Shure was 

formerly Miss Helen Hitsenhoff of 
Chicago University. Ralph, ;i Delta 

Sig, in the class of '32, has, since grad- 
uation from Maryland, received his 

LL.B. degree from Georgetown Uni- 
versity and now is a practicing attor- 
ney in Takoma Park, In his under- 
graduate day, Ralph was a star per- 
former of the cross country team. 
Traveler -Hill Peers, the world 

traveler, returned to this country for 
a short stay during the fall. Bill is 
with the U. S. Custom Service and at 
the present is stationed in Paris. That's 
tough on Bill. Prior to being sent to 
Paris, Bill has seen service in Prague, 
Moscow, Vienna and several other 
European cities. In his college days 
Bill was a star performer on the track 
squad in the weights. His shot-put 
records stood for several years. He 
was originally from waterbury, Conn. 

Married — Another former Terrapin 
gridiron star to take the matrimonial 
step is George Lucky, '25. George, a 
native of Frederick, Md., was a mem- 
ber of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. He 
now is a representative of a building 
supply company in Washington, D. C. 

Married — This summer, Miss Mary 
Alice Worthen, an A. O. Pi, class of 
1935, married Mr. William Burt Car- 
ter on July 1, at Wilmington, Del. 

Mary Alice was quite popular and 
active in extra-curricular activities. 
Mr. Carter graduated from Vanderbilt 
and is working for DuPont. The couple 
will live in Wilmington. 

Birth— Mr. and Mrs. Everett Weit- 
zell are the proud parents of a baby 

It's (i Mart/land 
Trad if ion! 

After the game, in 1 1n 
e\ e n ing, at lunch, at 
a n y and all t i in l 

Marylandera gel t o 
gether you'll find them 
at the Varsity Grill 
newly renovated, your 
choo] spirit cannol be 
pa c until y on a re a 
regular patron. 

The Varsity Grill 

E. F. ZALESAK, '25, Proprietor 

girl named Sadie Ann. Everett is of 
the class of '34 and is now assistant 
agricultural economist at the Univer- 
sity of West Virginia. Them thai- 
mountains of W. Va. surely do pro- 
duce prolific families. 


Married — On September 9, at the 
St. Andrews Church in College Park, 
Miss Ann Shaw, '34, Kappa Kappa 
Gamma, and Edwin G. Stimpson, '30, 
Ph.D., '37, of Theta Chi, were married. 
Fletcher P. Veetch, '31, was best man. 
A reception followed on the lawn of 
the home of the bride's parents. The 
newlyweds will make their home in 


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February 11, 1938—" — Ritchie Coliseum 


lume IX 

MARYLAND M.l'.MM NEWS, January, 1938 

\ II Ml III 

Mumni Association-University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 


Officers for 1937-38 

E. F. ZALESAK, '25, president 

College Park, Md. 

Walter Cole, '21, Vice-President G. F. Pollock, '23, Secretary-Treasurer 

Towson, Md. College Park, Md. 

Alumni Board 

(Note — The officers named above are also members of the Alumni Board) 
:uben Brigham, '08, P. W. Chichester, '20, Education 

Arts and Sciences D. H. Adams, '28, Agriculture 

liarles V. Koons, '29, Engineering Ruth Miles, '31, Home Economics 

j Members at Large 

Kith Burnside Whiteford, '29, Women's Rep. George Weber, '33, Men's Rep. 

G. F. Pollock, '23, Editor 
j Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly by the University of Maryland 

|"umni Association at College Park, Md., as second-class matter under the Act 
Congress of March 3, 1879. 
Annual Alumni Association dues are $2.00. One year's subscription to 
lumni News, 50 cents. 

Group Leaders 

'llegany County: E. Brooke Whiting, '98, President: Dr. Joseph Franklin, '21, Secretary, Cum- 

I! berland, Md. 
ltimore County: C. Walter Cole, '21. President; H. B. Derrick, 17; Secretary, Towson, Md. 
ltimore City: Chester Tawney, '31, President, 4022 Roland Avenue; E. Gordon Hammond. '34, 
Secretary. 1023 W. Barre Street, Baltimore. Md. 
roline County: George W. Clendaniel. '20. President. Denton; Dr. Maurice A. Brackett, '21, 
I Treasurer, Denton ; Mrs. George W. Clendaniel, '21, Secretary, Denton. 

irford County: W. B. Munnikhuysen. '14, President; H. M. Carroll, '20, Secretary, Bel Air, Md. 
ederick County: J. Homer Remsberg, '18. President; Henry R. Shoemaker, '17, Secretary, 

Frederick. Md. 
sw York City: Donald Kieffer, '30, President, 195 Broadway; Sarah Morris, '25, Secretary. 

140 E. 63rd Street, New York City. 
liladelphia: A. Moulton McNutt, '06, President, 413 Cooper Street, Camden, N. J.; J. P. Mudd, 

07, Secretary, 173 Manheim Street. Philadelphia, Pa. 
ttsburgh: E. Minor Wenner. '27. President, 1111 Gladys Avenue; Dr. A. A. Krieger, '32, Sec- 
retary, Highland Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
ashington, D. C. : J. Douglas Wallop, '19, President, 6139 N. Dakota Avenue, N. W. ; C. Vincent 

Koons, '29, Secretary, 419 Fourth Street, N. E., Washington. 
Washington County: Hon. Henry Holzapfel, Jr., '93, President, Hagerstown, Md. ; L. G. Mathias. 
'23, Secretary, Hagerstown, Md. 

"M" Club Officers and Board Members 

resident — Dr. A. A. Parker. '04. 
ice-President — Donald H. Adams. '28. 

Secretary-Trcas.— Dr. E. N. Cory, '09. 
Historian — Bob Hill. 


aseball -G. F. Pollock, '23. 
asket-ball— H. B. Shipley. '14. 
oxing — Victor Wingate, '35. 
acrosse — James Stevens, '19. 
rack — Lewis W. Thomas, '28. 

Tennis — James Shumate, '17. 
Cross Co. — Charles Remsberg, '26. 
Football— Kirk Besley, '23. 
At Large — Dr. E. B. Friedenwald. "03. 
Dr. A. W. Valentine, "04. 

Cover Picture 

The picture on the t"i onl of th 
Bue is thai of tlir Engineering Build- 
ing during the reign of old king \\ in1 

Tin- scene i-. mi doubt, familiar and 
will bring hack many tine memories <>f 

snow ball battles participated in l>y 

those lovers of the outdoor profession, 
the engineers. 

New additions will he added to this 
department of the University within 
the next year because of the demands 
being made for courses in engineer- 

Grand Reunion 

When the alumni reunion is held this 
year it will be a Grand Reunion in 
honor of Melvin C. Hazen, class of '88, 
now a commissioner of the District of 
Columbia. It will be the fiftieth anni- 
versary of the graduation of his class. 

As a tribute to Mr. Hazen's class, all 
alumni groups will be called upon to 
give their untiring efforts on behalf 
of making this a great occasion. In 
Commissioner Hazen's remarks before 
the alumni gathering last June, he 
said, "When my class returns to cele- 
brate the half-century mark next year 
we will show you a real reunion. Ev- 
eryone is invited to attend." The offi- 
cers of the Alumni Association wish to 
solicit the aid of all alumni in assist- 
ing to make this one grand and glori- 
ous occasion. There is no time better 
to renew fellowship than when your 
former schoolmates and classmates get 
together even for a day and to live 
again those happy days "On the Hill." 

The slogan will be "On to College 
Park" to the alumni grand reunion 
where fellowship, friendship and enter- 
tainment will be the keynote of the 


Engineer — I. Harrison Costinett, '35, 
graduate in Civil Engineering, is now 
in West Jefferson, N. C, where he is 
following his profession. 

Maryland Alumni New 

Charter Day A Brilliant Success » 


Mrs. John L. Whitehurst Governor Nice 

General Reckord Mr. John E. Raine 

senator Josh Lee 
Doctor Byrd 

Senator Tydings 

WHEN 850 alumni, faculty, and 
friends of the University gathered 
at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Balti- 
more on January 20 to celebrate Char- 
ter Day, they heard the guest of honor, 
His Excellency Harry W. Nice, Gov- 
ernor of Maryland, speak of the great 
work of the University under the di- 
rection of President Byrd. He termed 
the Universitly as "one of the greatest 
universities of the world." He warned 
the political leaders, many of whom 
were among the guests, that "no com- 
ing legislature can afford to ignore the 
University; no governor can afford to 
ignore the needs of this great insti- 

"Old Pal Party" 
The entire celebration was held with 
a spirit of gayety, fellowship and cor- 
diality. Quoting the Baltimore Stin, it 
was "An Old Pal Party." Everybody 
was shaking hands and slapping backs 

in memory of good old college days. 
Sometimes the names escaped them; 
sometimes the faces had faded from 
memory, but in every case the old 
graduates were glad to meet one an- 
other and they were pals again after 
a moment of recollection. Faculty 
members joined their former students 
in the spirit of fellowship and friend- 
ship conveying to them the real hos- 
pitable spirit of the University. 

Senator Josh Lee of Oklahoma, with 
his rich spice of southern humor, 
arose to the occasion and delighted the 
crowd with a mixture of southern 
stories and the importance of educa- 
tion. With a background of 17 years 
as a member of the public speaking 
faculty at Oklahoma University, Sen- 
ator Lee was well-equipped with a 
knowledge of the University in the 
State's educational development. 

Quoting the Baltimore Sun on the 


guest of honor: "But an old timer whc 
was in his best form, the Hon. Harr.v 
W. Nice, stole the show." True, h 
did, with a speech of friendliness, 
dramatic presentation of His Excel 
lency set the stage. When the toast 
master, Senator George L. Radcliffe 
presented His Excllency, the Governo 
of Maryland, all lights were lowerec 
and a spotlight was directed upon th 
Governor, who raised his head anc 
faced the light with that fine air o! 
cordiality as Mrs. Randall sang "Mary 
land, My Maryland." 

When the audience had recoverec 
from the impressiveness of the dra 
matic presentation, the Governo 
smiled and in his tone of fellowship 
so characteristic of his nature, began 
talking with his friends. Addressin 
President Byrd, Senator Lee, disting- 
uished guests and alumni, he continued 
by paying, "Governor Jackson, Gover 

ANUARY, 1938 

lor O'Conor, Governor Gordy and Gov- 
jrnor Sasscer," all of whom were 
present except Senator Sasscer. The 
ipplause and mirth was invigorating 
'ollowing the announcement of each 
lame. "All these governors arc very 
jusy just now and they can't always 
irrange to come to these affairs, but 
Rfchough you are very busy now, gen- 
, lemon, later on you'll have lots of lei- 
sure," continued the governor. 

Welcomed Guest Speaker 
On behalf of the State, Governor 
*Jice welcomed Senator Lee to Mary- 
and and concluded his welcoming re- 
'narks by saying that he hoped he 
vould come to Baltimore soon again, 
In fact, Senator Lee, Washington is 
lot very far from Baltimore. I thought 
i)f that myself," said the Governor. 
; In conclusion Governor Nice gave 
i bit of advice. "I've got to move along 
low, as I have another appointment to 
;peak, and remember I'm not a candi- 
late yet. These gentlemen are getting 
mxious because they've got several 
places to speak, but let me advise you, 
jentlemen; stay here, you'll make more 
.rotes." In a rousing applause the 
governor took his seat to await the 
'speech of Senator Lee. 

For 17 years, Senator Lee pointed 
out, he had been an educator before 
mtering politics. "In fact," he said, 
.'I didn't run until my students had 
wown old enough to vote." 

Education and Democracy 

In speaking of political fights, Sen- 
ator Lee remarked that probably Mary- 
land was not accustomed to the hot 
political fights they frequently had in 
Oklahoma, but Governor Nice, from 
his seat, said, "You wait." 

"There is a close affinity between 
aducation and democracy," Senator 
Lee continued. "They thrive in the 
same atmosphere. Education means 
peace and democracy." 

"Today this administration is mak- 
ing a sincere effort to solve the prob- 
lems of unemployment by means of 
shorter hours, by means of a public 
works program. We are making an 
effort to readjust the national income 
)y unemployment insurance, by old-age 
security legislation; but when the boys 
ind girls who are students today be- 
:ome alumni of this University, there 
ivill be new problems for them to face, 
and I have faith that the educational 
Institutions of the United States will 
turn out boys and girls who are able 
;o streamline our government in order 
;o keep it abreast of our streamline 
:ivilization, and yet not change the 

fundamental principles of our democ- 

Byrd Praised 

Following the guest speaker, Sena 
tor Radcliffe returned the gavel to the 
Honorable Edwin T. Dickerson, '98, 
general chairman, who closed the ban- 
quet with the announcement that (lam- 
ing would follow. The after-dinner 
program came to a close with group 
sinking of "Auld Lang Syne." 

At the opening of the program Pres- 
ident Byrd extended greetings On be- 
half of the University and apprecia- 
tion for the fine interest in the welfare 
of the institution. Following his re- 
marks the toastmaster introduced 
each member of the Board of Regents 
present and many other distinguished 

Judge Dickerson, master of cere- 
monies, in his opening remarks laud- 
ed President Byrd for his 25 years 
of faithful and helpful service to the 
University. "The University was char- 
tered 130 years ago and its graduates 
are legions. From her portals have 
come many distinguished men whose 
footsteps echo down the distant corri- 
dors of time. They have made their 
impress upon every vocation in life. 
The University is proud of her alumni 
and her alumni are proud of their Uni- 
versity. Today it functions in the fields 
of science and the professions under 
the able guidance of a youthful cap- 
tain of education who has given 25 
years of his life in her service, whose 
almost altruistic interest in her wel- 
fare is bulwarked by an incomparable 
vitality of mind and body. I refer to 
the President of the University, the 
Honorable H. C. Byrd, whose demo- 
cratic simplicity moves him to prefer 
to be called 'Curly' rather than 'Mr. 
President.' " 

Group Singing 

Group singing was led by Professor 
Harlan Randall, director of music of 
the University. 

Many alumni came far for this stu- 
pendous occasion and so great was the 
impression that it is evident that all 
will return again next year. 

The oldest graduate in attendance 
was Dr. W. H. Marsh, M. D., '76, from 
Solomons Island, Md. 

Many compliments were showered 
upon the committee for their splendid 
accomplishment. There does not seem 
to be a shadow of doubt but what cele- 
bration of Charter Day will continue 
to grow bigger and better each year. 

Each person on the program with 
the exception of Senator Lee, the guest 
speaker, are alumni of the University. 


The success of any endeavor aeedi 

cooperation and that till a great 
story about the BUCCe of tin- Annual 

Charter Day Celebration recently held 
in Baltimore. While "Old Pal " wei e 

getting together, faculty mixing with 

the gayety of former I udenl and 
eryone enjoying the "Big Apple," 

were mindful of the pari played by the 
leaders in this great OCCa »ion. 

Following the banquet last year, 
Lieutenant-Colonel I,. M. Silve 
general chairman, concluded the ban- 
quet by saying, "We must do this every 
year." This remark fell upon fertile 
ground of enthusiasm. When the school 
opened for 1937-38 year it was not long 
before the presidents of the various 
alumni units in the University got to- 
gether and planned this great occasion. 
They were Dr. Robert P. Bay, '06, med- 
ical; Dr. Arthur I. Bell, 19; dental; 
Miss Bessie L. Maston, '20; nursing; 
Mr. John E. Magers, '14, law; Dr. A. 
A. Parker, '04, "M" Club, Dr. John J. 
Strevig, '12, pharmacy; and Mr. E. F. 
Zalesak, '25, College Park. 

They immediately began to call on 
their various leaders in each associa- 
tion and the celebration was on. Their 
choice was wise in the naming of the 
Honorable Edwin T. Dickerson, '02, as 
general chairman and Charles W. Syl- 
vester, '08, vice-chairman. Their 
choices in the membership of the va- 
rious committees on the details for the 
celebration were likewise well done. 
They went further by calling on their 
fellow alumni in the various counties. 
Everyone played an important part. 

The "News" is confident that it ex- 
presses the sentiment of every alumnus 
in extending congratulations to the 
alumni presidents and their host of 
co-workers for the splendid presenta- 
tion of the University of Maryland's 
coordinated alumni, faculty and stu- 
dent enthusiasm. 


Johnson Helps Prom 

Eddie Johnson, Maryland athlete 
and son of the famous Walter, was 
chairman of the Junior Prom that was 
held in Washington on January 27. 

Kentucky — A letter was received re- 
cently from Kenneth Grace, '16, who 
is now stationed in Louisville. Ken- 
tucky. "Bill," as he is better known 
by his former schoolmates and track 
partners, is with the U. S. Federal 
Bureau of Investigation. 

Maryland Alumni Nem 

They Retire From Active Service » ) 

Dk. McDonnell 

Prof. Pierson 

Dr. Taliaferro 

Dr. Johnson 


Prof. Spann 

CJEVEN widely and well-known fac- 
ulty members of the University re- 
tired from active service this past Fall. 
In recognition of their long years of 
valuable association, their colleagues, 
in the spirit of fellowship, tendered 
them a retirement banquet on January 
6, in the University dining hall. Dr. H. 
C. Byrd, President of the University, 
himself a student when many of the 
retiring men were faculty members, 
served as toastmaster for the occasion. 
The life and service of each member 
was spoken of by various colleagues. 

Dr. Patterson 

The faculty member having the 
longest service at the University was 
Dr. H. J. Patterson. He came to Col- 
lege Park in 1888 as a chemist in the 
Agricultural Experimental Station. 
From that time on he began a trium- 
phant rise as a leader of agriculture in 
the State. He was made director of 
the experiment station in 1898 and 
served continuously in that position 
until his retirement. Dr. Patterson 
graduated from Pennsylvania State 
College. Mr. Henry Holzapfel, the 
oldest member of the Board of Regents 

Dr. Patterson 

in length of service, spoke about Dr. 
Patterson and eulogized his many 
years of beneficial and helpful service 
in agriculture. 

Dr. McDonnell 

The next in length of service was 
Dr. Henry B. McDonnell, who first 
came to College Park in 1891 as pro- 
fessor of agriculture chemistry and 
state chemist. He is also a graduate 
of the University Medical School, re- 
ceiving his degree in 1888. In 1892 he 
was made head of the Department of 
Chemistry and State Chemist in which 
capacity he served until 1923 when, he 
was made professor of research. Dr. 
McDonnell's contribution to chemistry 
was eulogized by one of his former 
students, Dr. W. W. Skinner, '95, who 
came to College Park the same year 
and today is head of the Bureau of 
Chemistry, U. S. Department of Agri- 
culture and chairman of the Univer- 
sity Board of Regents. 

Dr. Taliaferro 

In 1892, Dr. W. T. L. Taliaferro, a 

scholarly professor in agriculture, 

came to College Park. He was acting 

dean of the division of agriculture from 

Prof. Gwinner 

1915 to 1917. He is a member of n; 
tional honorary scholarship fraterni 
ties, Phi Beta Kapa, Beta Theta P 
and Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Taliaferr 
was a man who was always well iri 
formed on practically any subject yo] 
talked with him about and his contr 
bution to the welfare of students iJ 
agriculture was eulogized by Dr. T. B 
Symons, one of his former students 
now director of the Agricultural E 
tension Service. 

Dr. Johnson 

Dean of the College of Engineering 
from 1920 to 1936, was one of th< 
nation's outstanding men in highway 
engineering, Dr. A. N. Johnson. Dr 
Johnson became dean in 1920 following 
an exceptionally outstanding career iij 
highway engineering. He was a grac 
uate of one of the first highway enl 
gineering courses offered by Harvarr, 

In 1898 he became State Highway' 
Engineer of Maryland, in which ca| 
pacity he served until 1905. Dr. John] 
son held many other outstanding posi- 
tions including: Chief Engineer, U. S 
Office of Public Roads, 1905; State 

(Continued on page 10) 

January, 1938 

^rofessor Steinberg, 
Dean of Engineering 

With the official retirement of Dr. 

11. N. Johnson, former dean of the 
ollege of engineering - , Professor S. 
s. Steinberg, acting dean, has been offi- 
•ially appointed dean. 

Dean Steinberg came to Maryland 
20 years ago as professor in civil en- 
gineering. His enthusiasm and inter- 
est in the College of Engineering, as 
/veil as many outside engineering de- 
velopments, has made him one of the 
jest informed engineers in the State 
,oday. His experience with the U. S. 
doads Commission gave him a wide 
uquaintance with the development of 
;he national highways. 

His interest in the students has 
gained for him a host of adminers 
among the graduates in engineering. 
His contacts with national engineering- 
concerns has proven quite a help in 
assisting students in obtaining employ- 
ment opportunities. 

Many new faculty members have 
oeen added to the Engineering College 
as the interest and demand from stu- 
dents has grown in recent years. New 
additions in buildings and equipment 
will be added within the next year. 

The "News" extends congratulations 
and best wishes to Dean Steinberg in 
his newly attained position. 
\ • 

tounty Agents 



., When the annual County Agents 
Conference was held during the month 
rat College Park, many alumni who are 
[serving in the capacity of members of 
jthe Extension Service in the various 
rcounties were on the campus. Among 
jthem were R. F. McHenry, '16; S. E. 
jDay, '16; H. B. Derrick, '17; John B. 
[Morsell, '26; G. W. Clendaniel, '20; L. 
}C. Burns, '23; J. Z. Miller, '28; Paul D. 
[Brown, Wm. R. McKnight, H. R. Shoe- 
jmaker, '26; John H. Carter, '26; H. M. 
Carroll, '20; 0. W. Anderson, '24; P. 
E. Clark, '18; K. W. Baker, '31; R. S. 
! Brown, '15; J. P. Brown, '16; R. T. 
JGrant, H. W. Beggs, '28; J. W. Ensor, 
■3; W. G. Myers, '30; Stanley Sutton, 
A. A. Ady, '26, and Anna Trentham. 

Kitty — "Gracious, it's been five years 
(since I've seen you. You look lots 

Cat — "Really ? And I doubt I would 
ihave recognized you but for your 


Monroe Leaj 



I Reprinted by ■ 

A.\'K of the strangest chapters in the 
history of English literature is the 
story of young Munro Leaf, who wrote 
"The story of Ferdinand," a children's 
book which has in fifteen months sold 
100,000 copies. We might explain, for 
the benefit of the scattered few who 
haven't yet read "Ferdinand" that it's 
a brief story (with pictures* about a 
bull named Ferdinand who likes to lie 
under a cork tree and smell flowers, 
and who absolutely refuses to be a 
party to a bullfight. Well, Ferdinand 
has provoked all sorts of adult after- 
dinner conversation. Some say he's a 
rugged individualist, some say he's a 
ruthless Fascist who wanted his own 
way and got it, others say the tale is 
a satire on sit-down strikes — you see 
the idea. When the Times printed an 
editorial about Ferdinand, we realized 
that it was time to look up Mr. Leaf 
and get to the bottom of the matter. 

"Screwball" is Mr. Leaf's word for 
the notion that his little tale has any 
social or political implications, and he 
ought to know if anybody does. He 
told us all about his background, how 
he came to be a writer, and how he 
came to write "Ferdinand." The back- 
ground includes the University of 
Maryland and Harvard, several years' 
service as a preparatory-school in- 
structor, and finally his present job 
with the publishing house of Frederick 
Stokes. He's now thirty-two, married, 
and childless. "Ferdinand" was his 
fourth book for children. The pre- 
ceding three — "Grammar Can Be 
Fun," "Robert Francis Weatherbee," 
and "Manners Can Be Fun" — were 
illustrated, in an untutored way, by 
the author himself. "Ferdinand," 
however, was written to provide a 
scenario for the illustrations of Robert 
Lawson, who is pretty T well known out- 
side the juvenile field as; an etcher. It 
took Mr. Leaf just forty minutes to 
write "Ferdinand." He sat down one 
rainy Sunday afternoon in October, 
1935, without a trace of an idea for a 
plot. "But the minute I thought of a 
bull, I could see the whole story," he 
told us. "He wouldn't do what he was 
expected to do." The finished MS., 
written in longhand, covered two 
sheets of typewriter paper. Mr. Leaf 
made one correction— in the next-to- 
the-last sentence changed the word 
"yet" to "still." 

Sales of "Ferdinand" reached sev- 

,f r/,. .V. „ Y..,l..r. I 

en thousand t I . i • last Chri t ma week, 

running slightly behind Dale ' arm 
and well ahead of Eleanor Roo evelt. 
Strange reverberations, entirelj un- 
connected with the field of juvenile 

literature, continue to reach Mr. L> 

ears. An angry lady wrote him from 
California berating him for making 
fun of Spain's national Bport in th< 
troublous times, and from the same 
state came word that Santa Barbara 
was entering a fifty- foot Ferdinand in 
the Tournament of Roses parade. Fer- 
dinand is the hero of a W'I'A marion- 
ette show, and Mi - . Leaf has been re- 
liably informed that a certain rear 
admiral, U. S. N. (retired), is illumi- 
nating a copy of the book for his un- 
born grandchild. Walt Disney is mak- 
ing a Silly Symphony of the story, 
thus opening to the Messrs. Leaf and 
Lawson (who go fifty-fifty on the pro- 
ceeds) an attractive vista of loyalties 
from Ferdinand — toys, pottery, clothes, 
and what not. Mr. Leaf is under con- 
tract to the Ladies Home Journal to 
write a children's page. Meanwhile, 
"Noodle," his fifth juvenile, published 
only three months ago, has already 
reached twenty-five thousand. What 
a career! 


Colonel Silvester 
Visits Campus 

During the Christmas holidays, Lieu" 
tenant-Colonel L. M. Silvester, former 
president of the "M" Club and chair- 
man of the anniversary banquet held 
last year in Baltimore, visited the cam- 
pus. Colonel Silvester, now stationed 
at Fort Benning, Ga., was formerly lo- 
cated in Washington and then Camp 
Meade for about five years. He has 
always had a very keen affection for 
his Alma Mater but during his term 
of duty in such close proximity, he be- 
came even more attached and loyal to 
its eadeavors. 

While visiting the campus he saw 
for the first time since its presentation, 
the picture of his uncle, Captain R. W. 
Silvester, the man whom he had heard 
so much about as a great leader in the 
trying days of the reorganization of 
this institution. 

Colonel Silvester never misses a 
chance to get back to the old campus 
and keep fresh the many friendships 
he has made. 


8 Maryland Alumni Ne 


j| By W. H. ("Bill") HOTTEL 

Boxing Team Surprises 

A LTHOUGH GAINING a surprising 
"^and highly pleasing 4-all draw with 
Duke in the opening match, Mary- 
land's boxing outlook remains none too 
bright. It was a great feat for so 
green a team and shows that coach 
Heinie Miller and his aides are doing 
an excellent job, but they need added 
material to reach a winning status. 

Bob Bradley, 125, Benny Alperstein, 
135, Ed Lloyd, 175 and Joe Henderson, 
heavy, were encouraged with the vic- 
tories that netted the tie, but in the 
cases of the last two it was a matter 
of rookies beating novices. 

However, it was the showing of three 
defeated boxers that gave more en- 
couragement than some of the victor- 
ies. George Dorr, 115, Newton Cox, 
155, and Dick Johnson, 165, lost to a 
trio of Duke's ace scrappers but dis- 
played much latent ability in close en- 
counters. Bobby Price, a three-year 
veteran, had little on Dorr, Wilton 
Mann, another senior scrapper, just did 
edge out Cox, while Johnson, though 
stopped by Swede Vincent midway of 
the third round, almost had the Blue 
Devil slugger out at one time. 

In only one bout was Maryland out- 
classed and that was the one in which 
Tom Coleman gave way to Danny Far- 
rar, Duke's star welterweight, early in 
the second round. Farrar, doubtless 
the best scrapper in the Southern Con- 
ference this year, was 1937 runner-up 
for the National Collegiate Title. Just 
to illustrate the power of Duke's four 
stars, Price, Farrar and Vincent have 
won all their three bouts this year 
while Mann has won two and dropped 
a close decision. 

So Maryland's showing, although it 
does not presage a winning season, is 
proof that great strides are being 
made with willing recruits. 

Sad Fistic Phase 

Maryland's inexperienced boxing 
team has one really sad situation. Na- 
than Askin, probably the second best 
scrapper on the squad, is in the same 
class as Benny Alperstein, the Nation- 
al Collegiate 135-pound champ. It 
seems that Askin, who is all bone and 
muscle, can't get down to the 125- 
pound limit, nor can he reach the 
weight of a 145-pounder no matter 
how generously he puts on the feed- 

bag. And Alperstein, a natural light- 
weight, is in the same boat. No won- 
der Coach Heinie Miller weeps. 


Married — The former Terrapin, now 
of national baseball fame, recently 
stepped into the matrimonial world. 
Charlie Keller and Miss Margaret Wil- 
liams were recently married in Balti- 
more. Charlie has attracted consider- 
able attention among the followers of 
the great diamond sport due to his ex- 
ceptional ability with the bat. 

Hitting Stride 

lyiARYLAND'S rapidly improving 
basket-ball team was boasting a 
record of four wins and as many losses 
as the student body took time out from 
everything else to battle the mid-year 

The Terps, who have won four of 
their last six games, beat Duke, 40 to 
35, in their last pre-exam period start 
and this gave them a two-all record in 
their Southern Conference standing. 

Evidence of Maryland's advance is 
told in the fact that it lost to Richmond 
U. in its first game and that three days 
before coming to College Park, Duke 
decisively defeated the Virginians. 

Charlie Norton, sophomore center, 
who is becoming smoother with each 
game, has been the spark-plug of 
Coach Shipley's outfit. He made 20 
of the 40 points that were scored 
against Duke. 

Waverly Wheeler, a senior, and 
George Knepley, a junior, have played 
the most consistent basket-ball of the 
other 10 on the squad. 

As only eight of the 15 teams in the 
conference qualify for the little tour- 
ney at Raleigh, the battle for places 
is keen. Maryland has six more con- 
ference games on its schedule — with 
North Carolina, Duke, Virginia Tech, 
Washington and Lee, William and 
Mary and V. M. I. — and if it can win 
half of them should get into the cham- 
pionship affair. All are at College 
Park, except the first two mentioned. 

If all of the Maryland basketers sur- 
vive the exams the team should move 
along in spirited fashion for the rest 
of the campaign, but the loss of one 
key player could easily throw the quint 
into low gear. 

Active In Indoor Trac 

"1/IARYLAND track athletes will s 
action in at least four big ind( 
meets, with the climax coming wh 
the Terps and Fifth Regiment h< 
their second annual affair in the t 
Baltimore Armory on Saturday nigt 
March 5. 

This joint presentation proved a su 
cess last year and it is expected to e: 
pand in interest and caliber. Col. Fra 
Hancock of the Fifth Regiment agai 
is serving as chairman, with Gea 
Eppley, Maryland Athletic Director, 
vice-chairman. They, of course, will 
aided by such other capable comnv 
teemen as those who worked so effio 
ently last year to present a well-n 
set of games. 

Virginia won the collegiate troph 
last March, with scholastic honors g> 
ing to Mercersburg and the Marylar 
freshmen scoring in the A.A.U. sectio: 

Previous to their own games, tV 
Terps will be represented in the Mil 
rose and New York A. C. meets in Ne 
York on February 6 and 20, respectivt 
ly, and will send a delegation to tl 
Southern Conference title competitio 
at Chapel Hill on February 27. 

Maryland will have relay teams 
both the New York meets with Ji 
Kehoe or Mason Chronister running 
some special middle distance. Eac 
probably will race once in a "Specia 
with the one not in the individual te: 
filling a place in the relay four. Bi 
Theis, Alan Miller and Frank Croni 
are the other leading relay aspirant! 
The Terp quartet promises to be on 
of the best Maryland has had in year 

It is hoped that all alumni will gd 
back of the Baltimore meet and help t 
build it into one of the premier affaii 
of the country. Certainly this sectio 1 , 
should welcome and support a big an 
nual track attraction. 

Toils to Aid Running 

Bill Thies, University of Marylam 
220 and 440 runner, toiled on a South 
ern Maryland tobacco plantation las 
summer in order to keep fit. His onl; 
remuneration, outside of plenty 
good exercise, was board and lodging 
Now Bill, who was ill and off fornj 
during the last track season, rates 
place on Maryland's indoor relay tean 
and to do big things outdoors nexj 

ANUARY, 1938 




["ournament Returns 

WIARYLAND, which played host to 
"■ the Southern Conference boxing 

aurney for the first time last year by 
talking off with the team champion- 
hip, again will handle the event this 

The tourney, slated for February 25 
nd 26, will find the best boxers from 
t least eight squads in competition 
or the eight individual crowns. 

Duke, runner-up last year, North 
Carolina, North Carolina State, Clem- 
jon, South Carolina, The Citadel and 
Virginia Tech are others of the fifteen 
pnference schools, in addition to Mary- 
land, which support boxing. 
)' ( It also is possible that V. M. I., 
Siirhich conducts boxing as an intramu- 
flal pastime, may enter two or three 

f its leading products. 
" ' The tourney this year appears to be 
Completely wide open and each school 
!1[| as a star or two but none has a clus- 
1 er of them and any squad capturing 
'•'wo individual crowns will have a 
wand chance to gain team honors. 
! South Carolina at present seems to 

1"iave the best balanced outfit, with vet- 
rans in six of the eight jobs. 
With the experience of 1937 to profit 
rom, Maryland hopes to be smoother 
jn the various details than last year. 
?he scale of prices, especially for first 
lay bouts, doubtless will be of more 
. popular appeal than last February. 
Jhe 1937 tourney was a success from 
.ill angles but the 1938 event should 
ixcel from some standpoints. 


student Aid 

I For the aid of : seniors in search of 
Possible employment following gradu- 
ation, the Electrical Engineering De- 
partment, under the guidance of Pro- 
cessor Myron Creese, head of the de- 
partment, has compiled a booklet of its 
graduates containing information de- 
sired by personnel managers of many 
arge companies. This booklet, gives 
Be full page about each senior with 
'lis picture, his average grades, courses 
Hif study, extra-curricular activities, 
Hz. A sufficient number of the book- 
lets have been completed to send one 
«po at least one hundred different com- 

Compliments go to those who have 
Contributed to this idea as it should 
prove of considerable help to the stu- 

From Colonel Saunders, in the Philippines 

Dear Rosey, 

This letter is being written at the 
tail-end of a typhoon that passed near 
by giving us buckets and buckets of 
rain, instead of a steady downpour to 
which we have become inured since we 
landed on the 3rd of .July, last. As a 
kid, I was always impressed by the 
story of the Flood witli its rain Eor 
forty nights, but we have had nunc 
than ninety days and ninety nights of 
rain since we arrived and in excess (if 
ninety inches of rainfall. However, 
everyone seems to keep u'oin.u- lain or 
not. I suppose it is true that one can 
become accustomed to anything except 
hanging. Anyway, the rainy season is 
just about at an end, so I am told. 

The July issue of the Alumni News 
was a great treat to me out here, es- 
pecially that letter from Kuala Lum- 
pur, Federated Malay States, by P. L. 
Peach, '03. I am planning a trip, that 
is, if it materializes, will take me down 
the coast of Borneo and then to Bali 

Varsity Sports 



January 31 — Virginia Tech 
February 2 — Navy at Annapo- 

February 10 — William and Mary 
February 11— V. M. I. 
February 12— Catholic U. 
February 16 — Washington Col- 
lege at Chestertown 
February 19 — Dickinson 
February 21 — Johns Hopkins 
February 23— St. John's 
March 3, 4 and 5 — Southern Con- 
ference Tourney at Raleigh 

3_New York U. 

5 — Washington and 


February 5 — Virginia 

February 11 — Western Maryland 

February 19 — Coast Guard 

February 25 and 26 — Southern 
Conference Tourney at Col- 
lege Park 

March 5 — Rutgers at New Bruns- 

and Java and home by the way of 
Singapore and the Malay State and 

[ndo < Ihina. 1 have a de ire to see the 
Hindu Javenese ruina of Barabudur in 

Java and then compare them with the 
ruins of Angkor in Cambodia, [ndo 

China. It has been said that the 

Barabudur ruins must have been in 
their first-class condition, mine costly 

and imposing than the Pyramids and, 
by some, are considered as superior to 

those at Angkor. If I do get away on 

that trip, it will add interest to look 
in on an old Maryland man who left 
College Park just before I went then 
for the first time. Kuala Lumpur 
doesn't seem so very far away out here. 

It was interesting to note in your 
July issue how Maryland co-eds seem 
to be coming to the Far-East and 
Near-East, also, as evidenced by such 
addresses as — North Szechnow Road, 
Shanghai (Mrs. L. Kind Quan) and 
Ram Allah, Palestine (Miss Haviland). 
I don't know either of them, but it 
does give one a friend'y feeling to 
know there are some others out here 
who have been at and have known the 
old College Park sights and scenes. 

Incidentally, I ran into a Dental Col- 
lege graduate, about 1911 I believe, at 
a party at the Army and Navy Club 
here in Manila — Daniel Bratton. Ma- 
jor, Dental Corps, formerly of Elkton, 
Cecil County. We had never met be- 
fore, but some way he had learned I 
was a Maryland man and as soon as 
the hostess introduced us he opened up 
on Maryland, and we swapped stories 
at a great rate. 

Well, I presume I must bring this 
to an end. I especially remember the 
pleasant evening I spent with you and 
your family just before I sailed in May 
and I told you then that I would let 
you hear from me sometime. I suspect 
you didn't expect to hear to the extent 
of the many words I have loosed above. 

Best regards to all. 

I am most sincerely, 

O. H. Saunders, '10. 

Editor Now Fighter 

Carl Humelsine, Hagerstown, Md., 
lad, who aspires to land the 175-pound 
job on Maryland's boxing team, is 
making his first bid in athletics in his 
fifth year in college. Humelsine, who 
is taking graduate work, was editor 
of the Diamondback, the Maryland stu- 
dent paper, during the 1936-37 term. 
He's not yet ready to admit that the 
pen is mightier than the fists. 


Maryland Alumni Newsj 

They Retire from Service 

(Continued from Pane 6) 

Highway Engineer of Illinois, 1906- 
1914; author and member of national 
research boards, delegate to the Pan- 
American Road Congress in Buenos 
Aires in 1925, and in 1933 he received 
the Bartlett award for the outstanding 
contribution to highway progress. 

Dr. Johnson's great contributions to 
the profession of highway engineering 
and his service to the College of En- 
gineering of the University were laud- 
ed by his associate and successor in the 
position, Professor S. S. Steinberg, 
new dean of the College of Engineer- 

Professor Gwinner 

Professor Harry Gwinner came to 
College Park as instructor in mechani- 
cal engineering in 1895. He was made 
social professor in 1898 and a full pro- 
fessor in 1900. In 1929 he confined his 
instruction to engineering mathemat- 
ics. He was known by many of his 
former students as a friend and a fine 
fellow and in speaking of him in more 
friendly terms his former students re- 
ferred to him as "Our Friend," "Pop" 
Gwinner. Dr. T. H. Taliaferro, Dean 
of the Faculty, spoke of the achieve- 
ments and contributions of Professor 
Gwinner in his teaching of engineer- 
ing mathematics. 

Professor Pierson 

The Departments of Entomology and 
Zoology first received the services of 
Professor C. J. Pierson, a man who 
has given a life's work in the interest 
of his profession, in 1916. No student 
who has ever been in the department 
of zoology could forget the seriousness 
with which Professor Pierson taught 
the fundamentals of the zoological 
study. A fellow colleague, Dr. Robert 
E. Snodgrass, nationally known au- 
thority on "insect morphology," spoke 
about the many contributions Professor 
Pierson has made during his life in 
the interest of the study of morphology. 

Professor Spann 
Professor James T. Spann entered 
the Engineering Department of the 
University as instructor in mathemat- 
ics in 1917, and a year later he was 
made assistant professor. Professor 
Spann has taught mathematics con- 
tinuously since he arrived in College 
Park. He was a great enthusiast 
about chess and through his good fel- 
lowship he had made many friends on 
the campus. Dr. Thomas H. Talia- 
ferro gave very complimentary re- 
marks about the valuable teaching of 
Professor Spann in engineering sub- 

The Glee Club — Arrangements are 
being completed for appearances of the 
University's Glee Club at Bel Air, Md., 
on February 18, and Salisbury and 
Cambridge, Md., during April. 

Birth — Mr. and Mrs. A. David Gom- 
borov announce the birth of a seven 
and a half pound son, Barry Lee, born 
Christmas Day. Mrs. Gomborov was 
formerly Miss Estelle P. Williams. Mr. 
Gomborov received his Bachelor of 
Arts degree in 1930, and both proud 
parents received their Bachelor of 
Laws degree in 1933. This family of 
lawyers, real and potential, is living at 
3003 Ferndale Avenue in Baltimore. 

Physician — Out in Frankfort, Indi- 
ana, a graduate of the University in 
the class of 1929, W. L. Hammersley, 
Jr., D.D.S., is practicing oral surgery 
and child dentistry. Hammersley is 
associated with his father, a graduate 
in medicine, class of '98, who is a prac- 
ticing physician and surgeon. 

In his school days, young Hammers- 
ley was editor of the Diamondback. He 
paid the campus a visit last fall while 
on a short vacation through the east. 

Philadelphia Meeting 

On February 15, at 6:30 o'clock at 
Stouffer's Cafe, 1526 Chestnut Street, 
the Philadelphia Group of the Alumni 
Association will hold their Mid-winter 
dinner. Pres. A. Moulton McNutt will 
preside and there will be interesting 
talks about the University and its ac- 
tivities. All Alumni invited. 


Big business begins to loom in Col- 
lege Park with the inauguration of the 
Berger-Tippett Real Estate and In- 
surance Business. "Bozey" Berger, 
'32, of ail-American basket-ball fame, 
a gridiron and diamond star and today 
a professional baseball player hooks 
up with Howard Tippett, '28, to serve 
the people of Prince George's County. 

The company will handle all types of 
insurance as well as any kind of real 

Howard Tippett has had consider- 
able experience with the HOLC and 
is in a good position to convey to 
his clients helpful information. Con- 
gratulations and best wishes for their 
success from their fellow alumni. 


Married — The A. O. Pi sorority hous 
was the scene of another wedding when 
Miss Eunice Lucille Miller, '36, of Bal 
timore and Mr. Wayne Phillip Ellis of 
Philadelphia were married on Decem- 
ber 30. Rebecca Miller, sister of tha 
bride, was maid of honor. Other at- 
tendants were Miss Jane Miller, Susa 
Miller of Beltsville, Miss Burnice Ellisj 
sister of the bridegroom and Miss Mu-j 
riel James of Chevy Chase. The best 
man was Mr. John Taylor Fisher, '33 
and a member of Delta Sigma Phi, the 
same fraternity of which the bride- 
groom is a member. Richard Lutz, '3»» 
and Joshua I. Miller, a freshman at the 
University, were ushers at the wed-4 
ding. The bridegroom is employed as| 
a research chemist in the duPont labor 
atories in Wilmington, Del. 

Engagement — Announcement of th 
engagement of Dorothy Hobbs, '38, and! 
Richard A. Maurer. '37, has been made. 
Dorothy is a member of the honorary 
society, Mortar Board, secretary of the 
student government and vice-president 
of A. O. Pi sorority. "Dick" is in Phil 
adelphia, where he is employed by thi 
Burroughs Adding Machine concern. 

Birth — Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Rob- 
erts announce the birth of a 7-lb. girl, 
born October 4, 1937. Mrs. Roberts 
was formerly Miss Louise Crosby of 
Washington, D. C. "Eugene" is now e 
patent attorney associated with the| 
Westinghouse Electric and Manufac- 
turing Co. He received his law degree 
from Geo. Washington University 

The Roberts reside at 5512 2 i 
N.W., Washington, D. C. 

Telephone — The new manager of thoj 
Towson, Md., offices of the C. and P. 
Telephone Co., is Robert T. Settle, '30. 
"Bob," a Sigma Nu, has been with the 
company since graduation. 

In 1931 he married Miss Mary Annei 

Bucheister, of Marlboro, Md., sister of 

George, '23, and "Gus" Bucheister, '24 

Gus now is married but George still b 

on the loose. 


Birth — A baby girl named Linda 
Mary arrived this summer in the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph George Shurc 
of Takoma Park, Md. Mrs. Shure was 
formerly Miss Helen Hitsenhoff of Chi- 
cago University. Ralph, a Delta Sig. 
in the class of '32, has, since gradua- 
tion from Maryland, received his LL.B. 
degree from Georgetown University 
He now is a practicing attorney in 
Takoma Park. In his undergraduate 
day, Ralph was a star performer of 
the Cross Country team. 

Real Estate 








Tippett Building 
College Park 

Phone Greenwood 367 i 

"Bozey" Berger, '82 

HowAiai Tippett, '28 

acuity Honored 

Dr. Robert E. Snodgrass, a member 
1 the Department of Entomology Fac- 
ty, became the third American in re- 
snt years to be taken into Royal En- 
imological Society of London. Dr. 
nodgrass has been a lecturer in the 
niversity Faculty for the past ten 
jars. He is a nationally known au- 
lority on "Insect Morphology." 

Married — GeorgeLuckey,'23,a form- 
• gridiron standout, stepped into the 
atrimonial world September 1, when 
; married Miss Clarice Self, of Fred- 
•icksburg, Va. They were married in 
ie Chapel at St. Albans, Washington, 
. C. Morrison M. "Tater" Clark, '21, 
as best man. The newlyweds will re- 
de in Washington. 

New Course — With the beginning of 
le next semester, new courses in psy- 
lology will be given at College Park 
f Dr. John G. Jenkins, new head of 
le department. Dr. Jenkins, formerly 
ith Cornell University, will introduce 
new course, "Applied Psychology," 
oen to upper classmen. This subject 
ill deal with the application of the 
rinciples of psychology in profession- 
i or business work. 

Muscians — While other Maryland 
.udents were lazily spending their 
mas holidays in the U. S. A. "the 
[arylanders" campus dance band was 
.earning across the Atlantic to Paris 
Doard the French liner "Norinandie." 
irector of the band was Sam Mc- 

Zerkel Returns 
To Real Estate 

An announcement recently appeared 
in the Page News and Courier, of I. may, 
Va., thai Ferdinand Zerkel, '06, has re- 
turned to bis personal real estate busi- 
ness. For four years Zerkel has been 
with the Government, Park Expansion 
and Resettlement Projects, in Virginia. 
His particular duties were given to di- 
recting the optioning of about 60,000 
acres of land in the Shenandoah .Na- 
tional Park area in Virginia. Zerkel. 
the Secretary of his class, was also a 
major in the cadets and manager of 
football in his college days. His sup- 
port and enthusiasm in the Alumni As- 
sociation has been constant since grad- 

Furniture — Mason II. Hopwood, '26, 
is a partner in the Hopwood Furniture 
Company, located at 8th and New York 
Ave. in Washington. Mason was man- 
ager of basket-ball in his college days 
and a member of Delta Sigma Phi. He 
resides at 101 South Brooklane, Be- 
thesda, Md. 


Married — James W. Shipley, '36, a 
grad in the College of Engineering, 
married Miss Elinor Vawter, of Lau- 
rel, Md., at the home of the bride on 
January 13 last. Mrs. Shipley is the 
sister of James Vawter, '36, now an 
employee in the University Purchasing- 
Department. The newlyweds will make 
their home in Harmans, Md. 

Co-eds — Last month the co-eds held 
a dance at Margaret Brent Hall called 
"Maggie's Drag." It was the girls who 

It's a Maryland 
Tradition ! 

After the eame, in the 

evening, at lunch, at 

a n y a n d all t i m 

Marylander g el to 
gether you'll tind them 
at the Varsity Grill — 
newly renovated. Your 

school spirit cannot lie 
par until you are a 

regular patron. 

The Varsity Grill 

E. F. ZALESAK, '2.-), Proprietor 


made the dates, sent the corsages, 
called for the boys and cut at the 
dance. Naturally a most enjoyable time 
was had by all. 

The dance was given for the benefit 
of Xmas baskets to assist in the cam- 
pus drive to make a better Xmas to 
those people less fortunate. 

Grand Reunion — Do not forget a 
grand reunion of all grads on Alumni 
Day, May 28, in honor of Melvin C. 
Hazen, '88, first president of our Al- 
umni Association. Mr. Hazen will be 
celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of 
his graduation from our Alma Mater. 


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Gee, Mom Were They All Poor People? 

"Not exactly poor, Bobby. They had money. But they didn't have all the 
nice things that we have — such as a radio, and electric lights, and a vacuum 
cleaner. You see, they didn't have electricity, or automobiles, or airplanes. 
Most of those things hadn't even been invented." 


EVEN as late as 1900, only one American 
home in every seven had a bathtub; one 
in 13 had a telephone; one home in 30 had 
electric lights. There were only 8000 automo- 
biles. Manufactured products were scarce and 

Today there are 20 million bathtubs, 18 million 
telephones, 22 million wired homes, 25 mil- 
lion automobiles, and millions of other manu- 

factured products which were unheard of in 
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iilumr IX 


N ii in ber 9 

AJumni Association-University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 


Officers for 1937-38 

E. F. ZALESAK, '25, president 

College Park, Md. 

I. Walter Cole, '21, Vice-President G. F. Pollock, '23, Secretary-Treasurer 

Towson, Md. College Park, Md. 

Alumni Board 

(Note — The officers named above are also members of the Alumni Board) 
teuben Brigham, '08, P. W. Chichester, '20, Education 

Arts and Sciences D. H. Adams, '28, Agriculture 

;narles V. Koons, '29, Engineering Ruth Miles, '31, Home Economics 

Members at Large 

Mith Burnside Whiteford, '29, Women's Rep. George Weber, '33, Men's Rep. 

G. F. Pollock, '23, Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly by the University of Maryland 
ilumni Association at College Park, Md., as second-class matter under the Act 
f Congress of March 3, 1879. 

Annual Alumni Association dues are $2.00. One year's subscription to 
Llumni News, 50 cents. 

Group Leaders 

Uegany County: E. Brooke Whiting, '98, President; Dr. Joseph Franklin, '21, Secretary, Cum- 
berland, Md. 

altimore County: C. Walter Cole, '21, President; H. B. Derrick, '17; Secretary, Towson, Md. 

Baltimore City: Chester Tawney, '31, President, 4022 Roland Avenue; E. Gordon Hammond, '34, 
Secretary, 1023 W. Barre Street, Baltimore, Md. 

aroline County: George W. Clendaniel, '20, President, Denton; Dr. Maurice A. Brackett, '21, 
Treasurer, Denton ; Mrs. George W. Clendaniel, '21, Secretary, Denton. 

larford County: W. B. Munnikhuysen, '14, President; H. M. Carroll, '20, Secretary, Bel Air. Md. 

rederick County: J. Homer Remsberg, '18, President; Henry R. Shoemaker, '17, Secretary, 
Frederick, Md. 

few York City: Donald Kieffer, '30, President, 195 Broadway; Sarah Morris, '25, Secretary, 
140 E. 63rd Street, New York City. 

hiladelphia: A. Moulton McNutt, '06, President, 413 Cooper Street, Camden, N. J.; J. P. Mudd, 
'07, Secretary, 173 Manheim Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

ittsburgh: E. Minor Wenner, '27, President, 1111 Gladys Avenue; Dr. A. A. Krieger, '32, Sec- 
retary, Highland Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Washington, D. C. : J. Douglas Wallop, '19, President, 6139 N. Dakota Avenue, N. W. ; C. Vincent 
Koons, '29, Secretary, 419 Fourth Street, N. E., Washington. 

Washington County: Hon. Henry Holzapfel, Jr., "93, President, Hagerstown, Md. ; L. G. Mathias. 
'23, Secretary, Hagerstown, Md. 

"M" Club Officers and Board Members 

residents — Dr. A. A. Parker. '04. 
ice-President — Donald H. Adams, '28. 

Secretary-Treas.— Dr. E. N. Cory, '09. 
Historian — Bob Hill. 


aseball— G. F. Pollock, '23. 
asket-ball— H. B. Shipley, '14. 
oxing — Victor Wingate, '35. 
acrosse — James Stevens, '19. 
rack — Lewis W. Thomas, '28. 

Tennis — James Shumate, '17. 
Cross Co. — Charles Remsberg, '26. 
Football— Kirk liesley. '23. 
At Large— Dr. E. B. Friedenwald, '08. 
Dr. A. W. Valentine. '04. 

Cover Picture 

< lalvert Hall needs no furthei • 
duction i" those Alumni who ;■■ 
some of tli<- happiest days of then l 

within its walls. Il was limit in ]!U 1. 

two years following th<- burning <>( the 
Old Barracks. Dedicated t" comm< m- 
orate the memory of Dr. George II. 
Calvert, a man who gave hi- untiring 
efforts i" establish the College Park 
school of the University in the intei 

of tile development of Agriculture. The 

building stands as a constant reminder 

of his great work. 

More pleasant memories can probab- 
ly be recalled by Calvert Hall than any 
other building on the campus. 


The following remark came forth 
from a youngster in College Park, 
when an alumnus commented on Dr. 
Byrd's birthday February 12: "That 
makes two great Presidents born 
on the same day — Lincoln and Dr. 
Byrd," said the youth. 

Dr. Byrd was born near the seafood 
capital of the United States, the re- 
nowned Crisfield, Md. In his late teens, 
he crossed the Chesapeake Bay and 
became a student in the College Park 
schools of the University. His tri- 
umphant rise ever since has been re- 
markable and picturesque to review. 

By a tenacious spirit, he broke into 
the game of football, became captain 
of his team, was valdictorian of his 
class, returned to his Alma Mater as 
an instructor in English and director 
of Athletics, was assistant to the Pres- 
ident, appointed Vice-President and to- 
day is President of his Alma Mater, 
all in a span of thirty years. He is 
held in the highest esteem by his fel- 
low-men as an eminent son of Maryland. 

On behalf of the Alumni Association 
the "News" extends congratulations. 

Married — Robert P. Straka went to 
Ames, Iowa, to find a wife. On De- 
cember 23 he married Miss Ruth Con- 
fare of Iowa. "Bob," a graduate in 
Bacteriology, was transferred from 
Washington to Ames for special work 
in the U. S. D. A.. 

Maryland Alumni Newi 

University Receives 
Portrait Of Dr. Regester 

In commemoration of his ideals, the 
University has received a portrait of 
the late Dr. Samuel Regester, D.D. and 
LL.D., president of the College Park 
Schools from 1869-1873. The portrait 
of Dr. Regester was presented by his 
son, Mr. Samuel Regester, '76, a prom- 
inent attorney of Richmond, Va. 

Dr. Regester was a southern Meth- 
odist minister at the time he was pres- 
ident. He was originally born on the 
Eastern Shore, Md., but spent most of 
his life in Virginia. 

The donor received his LL.B. degree 
from the University of Richmond in 
1895, and he has practiced law in Rich- 
mond ever since. Mr. Regester has the 
distinction of being one of the oldest 
living Alumni and was the oldest in 
attendance at the Homecoming last 
year. He plans to attend the next 28 
Homecoming reunions. He now is 81 
years old. 

On behalf of the Alumni Association, 
the News expresses congratulations for 
Mr. Regester's noble gift to the Uni- 


Outstanding Alumni 

When a tabulation of historical per- 
sonage was recorded by the Dictionary 
of American Biography, it was found 
that the University of Maryland Alum- 
ni had attained a high rank for their 
Alma Mater among American univer- 
sities. With 38 noteworthy men to its 
credit, the University ranks above 
many well-known and older institu- 

This comparatively new publication 
which began in 1926 contains the most 
selective list of outstanding men of all 
periods who have made some signifi- 
cant contribution to American life in 
its manifold aspect. The Dictionary 
has endeavored to re-create and re- 
interpret the lives of the makers of 
American life and culture. 

The Dictionary owes its beginning 
and existence to the public spirit and 
generosity of the New York Times. 

Rifle Drill 

Maryland coeds are devoting serious 
drill in preparation for the Women's 
National Rifle Honors competitions. 
There are many aspirants for the team 
which is being coached by Sargeant 
Uhrinack, a member of the military 

With The Oldest 

DR. J. F. B. HYDE 

Sixty-three years ago a young man 
by the name of John Francis Bird 
Hyde, '75, received his diploma from 
the College Park Schools of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, then known as 
the Maryland Agricultural College. 

Mr. Hyde was born December 5, 
1854, at West River, Md. Today he 
is 83 years old and is enjoying re- 
markably good health. 

His early education was received by 
attending private schools. He entered 
the College Park Schools in 1871 and 
graduated in a class of four, of which 
he is the only surviving member, in 

The enrollment at that time only 
totaled about 125 students, which is 
less than the number attending some 
classes today, out of a student body of 

In 1882 he married Miss Florence 
Bird and in 1932 they celebrated their 
golden wedding anniversary. Since 
then Mrs. Hyde has passed away. To- 
day Mr. Hyde makes his home with 
his daughter, Mrs. Charles B. Bishop 
of Baltimore. 

Went West 

Following graduation, Mr. Hyde went 
west and taught school at St. Clair 
County, 111. Later he returned to Mary- 
land and took over his father's farm. 

A year later, his college contacts 
drew him into the harness business 
with Lerch Brothers of Baltimore. He 
was in this business for more than 35 
years and retired in 1923 after serving 

Declines New York 

Harry D. Watts, '04, vice-presider; 
of the James S. Stewart Co., Inc., ha 
turned down a proffered appointmer 
by Mayor LaGuardia as Commissions 
of the new city Department of Publ 
Works, which has an approximate tvj 
hundred million dollar program. 

Mr. Watts, when asked about the r| 
port, confirmed the fact that the May 
has offered him the post. 

One reason he declined, he said, 
that the Stewart company is doin 
work for the city on several projec 
which will come under the Departmeil 
of Public Works and he felt it wou] 
be embarrassing for him to have s 
pervision over these projects. 

Back in his college days Mr. Wat 
was known as "Major Harry" the atk 
lete, military and social leader. H 
was captain of football in '03 and pre 
ident of the traditionally famous Ros 
burg Social Club. 

Harry hails from Bel Air, Md., ai^ 
is an eminent Alumnus, with a tru 
display of the Old Line spirit. 

He was a member of the class C 
1904, and is a graduate of the Colley 
of Engineering. 

Highway Engineers 

In cooperation with the Marylan 
State Roads Commission, the Collet 
of Engineering recently held the seq 
ond Annual Highway Engineerinj 
Short Course at College Park. 

More than one hundred highway ei 
gineers attended the ten-day sessioi 
during which time they heard lecture 
on practically every phase of highwa 
engineering by some of the most oui 
standing men in the country. 

as secretary-treasurer for a number c 

Mr. Hyde says that military trainini 
was the paramount issue when he wa 
a student with a seemingly scant al 
tention being given to Agricultur 

Attends Reunion 

Today, he marvels at the great dc 
velopments of the University whic 
began with one building at Colleg 
Park and now has more than 30. Th 
last Alumni reunion attended by Mi 
Hyde was in 1931. We look forwar 
to his visit this June. 

February, 1938 

^Jew Faculty 
n Psychology 

Dr. John G. Jenkins, recently ap- 

ointed head of the extended depart- 
ient of psychology, is inaugurating 
t the University one of the few de- 
ait mental prog-rams in the country 
riented exclusively in fields of ap- 
lied psychology. 

The program will be developed along 
Dur lines, including' the general field 
f personnel, educational psychology, 
lental hygiene, advertising and mar- 
H research. 

Dr. Jenkins has been connected with 
pversities for fifteen years, his most 
Kent position being that of professor 
F psychology at Cornell. 

He has served in a consulting ca- 
acity to several commercial organi- 
itions in the field of market research, 
irough his connections with the Psy- 
lological Corporation in New York 
ity, a national organization of psy- 


American Society 
Honors Dr. Warfel 

"The American Mind," an anthology 
: American Literature, edited by Dr. 
any R. Warfel, professor of English 
; College Park, and Professors Gabiel 
id Williams of Yale University, was 
idged by the American Society of 
raphic Arts to be among the fifty 
ist books of 1937. 

Although the award is made on the 
isis of typographical and mechanical 
icellence, the authors share in the 
•aise for theirs was the original de- 
gn of the book. 

Widely acclaimed throughout the na- 
m, "The American Mind," published 
te in August, has already been 
lopted as a standard text book by 
ore than 100 colleges and universi- 
2s. The book is used at Maryland in 
survey of American Literature." 

I And Out 

With the beginning of the second 
mester the University admitted 95 
;w students. At the same time 102 
udents were dismissed for failure to 
eet the minimum scholastic require- 
ents. The number of new students 
Imitted was the largest for the be- 
nning of the second semester in his- 
ry of the University. The College 
irk total now reaches 2,654 students. 

Our History Makers 
By George Fogg, '26 
The Dictionary of National Biogra- 

>hy has recently completed in 20 vol- 
umes the biographies of the men who 

have made American History from the 
Colonial Period to the present. In- 
cluded in its rolls are 38 graduates of 
the University of Maryland. The 
Alumni News will give from time to 
time biographical sketches of these men 
which our Alma Mater has trained. 

Horatio Gates Jameson — 1774-1855 

This ambitious man, who accounted 
for a great deal of Baltimore's fame 
as a medical center in the first half 
of the nineteenth century, was born in 
York, Pa., in 1778. He received an 
M.D. degree from the University of 
Maryland in 1813. One of his first 
assignments was as surgeon to the 
Army in the war of 1812. After the 
war he became surgeon to Baltimore 
Hospital and consulting physician to 
the Board of Health. 

In order to carry out certain person- 
al theories in regard to medical educa- 
tion he founded and became the first 
president of Washington Medical Col- 
lege in 1827. This institution eventu- 
ally merged with the University of 
Maryland. Jameson also was the first 
president of Ohio Medical College, Cin. 
cinnati. After one year there he re- 
turned to Baltimore. His fame as a 
medical pioneer was such that he was 
the first American ever invited to ad- 
dress the International Medical Con- 
gress. He was also made a member 
of the Philosophical Societies of Bei 1 - 
lin and of Moscow 

His writings consist of four pub- 
lished volumes on medical subjects and 
the editorship of the Maryland Medical 
Recorder. He died in New York City 
August 24, 1855. 


Phi Kappa Phi 

Five seniors, one from each college, 
were elected into Phi Kappa Phi na- 
tional honorary scholastic fraternity 
at their fall meeting. 

Only the student having the highest 
average in his college is eligible for 

Those students were: in Education, 
Shirley Donforth of Riverdale; in Arts 
and Science, Alex Brodsky of Balti- 
more; in Engineering, John Andrews 
of Baltimore; in Home Economics, Let- 
teta Burrier of Baltimore; and in Ag- 
riculture, Bernice Grodjesk of New 

Pharmacy Alumni 
Midwinter Dance 

Headed by Dr. John A. Strevig, '12. 
president, the Alumni Association of 

the Pharmacy School held their annua! 

midwinter supper and dance February 
hi al the Maryland Casualty Club in 

Halt ii e. i! v.a a delightful OCCfl 

sion, attended bj more than .Mill alum- 
ni and friends. 

The dance was held in the main hall- 

r i of I lie chili I o l he music of Jack 

Lederer; the supper was served iii the 
spacious dining-room of the club. 

On the receiving committee with Dr. 
and .Mrs. Strevig were Dean and Mrs. 
Andrew .1. DuMez, of the School of 
Pharmacy, and Dr. B. Olive Cole, '12, 
secretary of the Association. Many 
other dignitaries of the pharmacy pro- 
fession were members of the com- 

Among the guests was Dr. C. E. 
Wich, a member of the class of 1882, 
the oldest alumnus present and one of 
the oldest living graduates of the Phar- 
macy School. 


Kinghorne in Costa Rica 

J. W. Kinghorne, '11, went to Costa 
Rica in December to act as judge in 
the National Exposition Poultry Show. 
There he met Senor Rafael Chavarria, 
'27, a graduate in the College of Agri- 
culture, who now is with the National 
College of Agriculture in Costa Rica. 
Kinghorne reports a most interesting 
and beautiful country inhabited by hos- 
pitable people. "Baldy," as his school- 
mates call him, is a well-known au- 
thority on poultry, with the distinction 
of being the first student to present a 
thesis on poultry work in the College 
of Agriculture of the University. 

Miss Yen Speaks 
To Mortar Board 

A Chinese aviatrix, Miss Hilda Yen, 
spoke before the recent meeting of the 
University Chapter of Mortar Board 
on the present day Chinese situation. 
.Miss Yen originally came to the United 
States to study Child Welfare as well 
as to learn to fly a bombing plane. On 
her return to China she will become a 
member of Madame Chiang Kai-Shek's 
women's aviation corp. 

Miss Yen is the niece of the foreign 
minister of the Chinese Central Gov- 
ernment and her father is a prominent 
surgeon and Red Cross leader in 

Maryland Alumni News 

Fellowships Offered 

In cooperation with the Bureau of 
Mines, the University of Maryland is 
offering three fellowships for research 
in the field of engineering and applied 

The fellowships start July 1 and 
continue for twelve months, including 
one month for vacation. Payments 
for the fellowship amount to $600 a 

Fellows may register in the Uni- 
versity graduate school and become 
candidates for the degree of Doctor 
of Philosophy. All research work will 
be done at the Eastern Experiment 
Station of the Bureau of Mines, re- 
cently completed on this campus. 

Two fellowships in chemical engin- 
eering are being offered by the Uni- 
versity of Maryland next year. These 
fellowships will pay a stipend of $500 
a year and will require residence at 
the University from September to 

Applications with a certified copy 
of the applicant's college record, photo- 
graph, statement of technical and 
practical experience, and reference let- 
ters from three persons, such as in- 
structors or employers, will be received 
up to April 1, 1938. 

Applications should be addressed 
to: Fellowship Committee, Eastern 
Experiment Station, Bureau of Mines, 
United States Department of Interior, 
College Park, Maryland. 

Dr. Thompson 

Dr. Millard Filmore Thompson, '79, 
a graduate of the Dental School, was 
one of Washington City's prominent 
physicians. He practiced medicine in 
southwest Washington for more than 
fifty years. He got his Medical de- 
gree in 1884 from the Old Columbian 
College of Washington. It was his 
distinction in being the third oldest 
member of the District of Columbia 
Medical Association, as well as being 
a member of the American Medical 

Dr. Thompson devoted much of his 
life to civic affairs and was an active 
member of several fraternal organi- 
zations. He was an ardent supporter 
and member of the Sixth Presbyterian 
Church, serving as an elder for many 
years. Earlier in the month, the 
church had tenured Dr. and Mrs. 
Thompson a reception on their fiftieth 
wedding anniversary. He is survived 
by his widow, a son and a daughter. 


Surgeon General, U. S. Navy 

Rossiter Promoted 

Percival S. Rossiter, M. D., '95, for- 
merly acting Rear-Admiral of the 
Navy, has been made a permanent 
Rear-Admiral upon the recommenda- 
tion of the Navy Medical Corps Selec- 
tion Board and Presidential approval. 
Admiral Rossiter is the surgeon-gen- 
eral of the Navy, the post to which he 
was appointed in 1933 and reappointed 
in 1937. 

A native of West Virginia, he came 
to Maryland in 1891 and entered the 
Medical School from which he gradu- 
ated with honors in 1895. He served 
with the U. S. Army in the Spanish- 
American War, following which he 
was made assistant surgeon in the 
Navy from Maryland in 1903. He has 
the distinction of being the sixth sur- 
geon-general of the Navy to come 
from the Old Line State. 

He served in the World War as se- 
nior medical officer at the Naval Train- 
ing Station, Yerba Buena Island in 
San Francisco Bay. Later he was on 
the staff of the commander of the Na- 
val Transport Service. 

His reappointment as surgeon gen- 
eral broke a Navy precedent not to 
reappoint bureau chiefs, but because 
of his familiarity with the New Naval 
Hospital project, it was felt that his 
services were needed to direct initial 
stages in the building of the new in- 
stitution. He will reach retirement in 
November, 1938, at which time his 
services will end because of the statu- 
tory retirement age. 

Marine Gunner 

Marine Gunner Olin L. Beall, '17, 
U. S. M. C, now is stationed at Camp 
McDougal, Hilton Head, S. C. He 
is there as a part of a newly organ- 
ized camp for testing of three-inch 
guns. Following a three month trial 
at this camp, he will then be trans- 
ferred to the West Coast. 

Since leaving Maryland, Beall has 
seen sei-vice in France during the 
World War and since then has been in 
England, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, 
Ireland, Belgium, Spain, Morroco, all 
South American countries as well as! 
the West Indies. Beall believes in th 
slogan, "join the marines and see th 

During part of his tenure of duty in 
Haiti, he was granted a leave of ab- 
sence to assist the Haitian Govern- 
ment in training of their National 
Troop. He continues to see the United 
States and frequently touches Canada 
and Mexico. 


"M" Club Board Meets 

The Board of Governors of the "M" 
Club held their annual mid-year meet 
ing this month, Dr. A. A. Parker, '04, 
president, presiding. Interesting dis- 
cussions were held on making a distinc- 
tion between active and inactive mem 
bers according to the payment of dues. 
The committee on life membership re 
ported several paid up members and 
proposed several plans by which more 
could be procured. 

The usual procedure of presenting 
certificates at the time of graduation 
was revised and the plan now is tc 
present "M" Club certificates at tht 
first annual meeting of the club fol- 
lowing commencement. The mattei 
concerning "M" Club lapel pins was re- 
ferred to the secretary to be worked 
out. Any member desiring a pir 
should communicate with Dr. E. N 
Cory, secretary, College Park, Md. 

By motion, the club again offeree 
the "M" Club trophy for the Univei 
sity of Maryland-5th Regiment indooi 
track meet to be held March 5 in Bal- 

A very interesting discussion was 
held on how the club and the Univer- 
sity could better coordinate their ef 
forts toward creating more interest iri 
athletics at the University by those 
former athletes. This it is felt would 
produce more active members in the 
"M" Club. Definite plans will bj 
worked out and presented at the an- 
nual meeting. 

February, 1938 

University Beneficiary of Generous 
Gift in Interest of Agriculture 

T>ECAUSE of his interest in agricul- 
** ture Mr. Charles E. McManus, 
president of Crown Cork and Seal 
Company, presents his modern and 
elaborately equipped farm in Balti- 
more County to the University, accord- 
ing to the announcement by Pres. H. 
C. Byrd. The farm is located near 
Cockeysville, Maryland, and is claimed 
to be among' the best equipped farms 
of today. For many years it has been 
a show place in Baltimore County. 

It is not likely that the University 
will maintain the same farming oper- 
ations, but will gradually curtail these 
and move what equipment and live 
stock needed by the experiment sta- 
tion to College Park. Any financial 
return derived from the disposition of 
surplus stock will be used' to purchase 
laboratory equipment, according to 
remarks by President Byrd. 

Mr. McManus since boyhood has 
always been intreested in farming and 
farm life, not solely as a hobby but as 
a business as well. He has always 
stressed the use of the most advanced 
scientific methods on the farm. The 
poultry operations on his farm were 
probably the most modern and exten- 
sive in the country. His experiments, 
while not always profitable, did give 
a splendid opportunity to prove his 
theory in the arts of farming. 

In his remarks about the gift, Dr. 
Byrd said: "It is estimated the finan- 
cial return in one way or another will 
be approximately $1,000,000 in value 
and saving to the University." 

Mr. McManus when asked about the 
gift remarked as follows, "As far as 
I am concerned and as far as any in- 
fluence I have can be exerted, industry 
should cooperate more closely with 
agriculture, because it has been clearly 
demonstrated in the last few years 
that industry, to be successful, must 
look to the purchasing power of the 
farms. The purchasing power of the 
farms can be maintained only through 
a successful and prosperous agricul- 
ture." Dr. Jull, Head of the Poultry 
Department of the University, com- 
ments on the great assets the gift is 
to the poultry industry. 

Spring Hills Poultry Plant 
"Mr. Charles McManus, through his 
magnanimous grant of the Spring 
Hills poultry plant to the University 

of Maryland, has proved to be a bene- 
factor not only to the University, but 
also to the poultry industry and agri- 
culture in -Maryland." says Dr. .lull. 
head of the Poultry Department of the 
University. The Spring Hills Poultry 
plant is one of the most unique insti- 
tutions of its kind in the country, and 
is a result of the cooperation between 
the poultryman and the engineer in 
designing facilities for keeping broil- 
ers and laying stock under most mod- 
ern conditions. From the well equip- 
ped incubation rooms the newly 
hatched chicks are transferred to spe- 
cial brooding rooms, automatically 
heated and air-conditioned and equip- 
ped with electrically heated battery 
brooders. After about ten or twelve 
weeks of rapid growth on broiler 
producing diets, the broilers are sent 
to the killing room, equipped with 
a modern slack-scalding, wax-plucking 
apparatus which gives the dressed 
birds a beautiful finish. The dressed 
broilers are carefully graded, and each 
one individually wrapped in a special 
wrapping paper, boxed and sent to 

Laying Unit 

The laying unit of the Spring Hills 
Poultry Plant is equipped with indi- 
vidual laying cages where the laying- 
bird spends her entire life in a spe- 
cially air-conditioned, well lighted 
room, the plant capacity is over 12,000 
layers. The eggs are produced under 
strictly sanitary conditions and are 
candled and graded with an automatic 
grading machine. 


Inasmuch as the University is not 
in a position to operate a strictly com- 
mercial poultry plant in competition 
with private enterprises, it has been 
decided to limit the commercial activi- 
ties of the Spring Hills Plant. A cer- 
tain amount of research work will be 
undertaken, particularly on the stor- 
age of poultry and factors affecting 
the quality of eggs, because the plant 
is equipped with a large up-to-date 
storage room where a temperature of 
-30° may be easily maintained. Some 
of the breeding stock has been trans- 
ferred to the University flock at Col- 
lege Park. The incubators, brooders 
and broiler batteries as well as laying 
cages are also being transferred to 
help equip the new poultry plant at 
the University. This equipment and 

the resource available at the Spring 

Hills poultry plant will make it pi 

sible for the Unh hi 

well-developed poultry plant for i 
rying on re eat ch of pract ical imp 
ance to the poultry industry of M 


The McManus Ayrshire 
Comments by Prof. Kenneth C. [ke- 

ler. head of Animal ami Dan \ indus- 
try section on the .Me. Maim A \ i I 

In line with his constructive live- 
stock improvement program, President 

Bj nl has added the Charles E. .McMan- 
us gift of his Spring Hills farm and 
its eighty head of pedigree I Ayrshire 

cattle to the University herd. Th 
noted cattle are to he moved to Col- 
lege Park and will serve as foun- 
dation animals for instructional and 
research work in the breeding, feci 
and management of dairy cattle. 

Approved Blood Lines 
The Ayrshire herd was founded 
from Per.shurst, Sycamore and Old 
Forge blood lines. These herds have 
been basic in the inprovement of this 
great breed of Scotch dairy cattle. 
Mr. Harry Leber, superintendent of 
Spring Hills farm, assisted by Mr. 
McManus in the foundation of the 
herd. The foundation cows have proven 
to be consistent breeders and strong 

Production and Type 
In addition to being correct in breed 
type and character, the McManus Ayr- 
shire cows have always been profitable 
producers. They have paid a profit 
each year. On herd production test 
these cattle have ranked among the 
top Ayrshh'e herds in the State of 
Maryland. The herd has won signal 
honors and awards at the Maryland 
State Fair at Timonium. There ai - e 
several grand champion cows and jun- 
ior champion heifers in the herd. 

An Educational (Jift 
The gift by Mr. McManus of his 
Spring Hills Ayrshire herd to the Uni- 
versity ranks as an outstanding edu- 
cational contribution to agriculture. 

The cattle themselves are a tribute 
to the constructive character of the 
donor. One of America's greatest 
breeders of livestock has said "that 25 
years is a relatively short period in 
which to work improvement in a breed 
of livestock." The McManus Ayr- 
shires carry in their veins and bring 
to the University more than a century 
of Scottish and American dairy cattle 
breeding. These cattle, when added to 
the Ayrshires now at College Park, 

(Continued on page 10) 

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Front row, left to right — Charles Norton, Adam Bengoechea, George Knepley, Colman Headley, John 

Back row — Burton Shipley, '14, coach; Waverly Wheeler, Bill Rea, Francis Beamer, Pershing Mondorff, 
Milton Mulitz, Eddie Johnson, Logan Schuts, manager. 

Old Line Athletes 
in Teeting Affairs 

1%/IARYLAND'S basket-ball team now 
is preparing for the Southern 
Conference tourney at Raleigh, N. C, 
in which it will be one of the eight 
participants. Eight of the 15 teams 
in the organization are picked on their 
record and Maryland finished with six 
wins and four defeats in the loop after 
a shaky start. 

In fact, the Terps had to win their 
last four league games in order to get 
into competition, one of the victories 
being an upset triumph over Washing- 
ton and Lee, the defending champion 
in the title tournament. 

Coach Burton Shipley also suffered 
the handicap of losing Charlie Norton, 
star sophomore center, who was de- 
clared ineligible for scholastic reasons 
after the game with Virginia Tech on 
January 31, when the first semester 
marks were recorded. Norton, who 

also is a fine pitcher, will be out of 
action the rest of the year. He not 
only was the leading scorer on the 
Maryland team but was setting the 
pace for all the quints in the Wash- 
ington area. 

Likely Starting Team 

Waverly Wheeler and Eddie John- 
son, forwards; John McCarthy, center, 
and George Knepley and Coleman 
Headley, guards, have been starting 
most of Maryland's games and prob- 
ably will go on the court at Raleigh 
in the first round of tourney play. 

Adam Bengoechea and Bill Rea, for- 
wards; Francis Beamer, center, and 
Milton Mulitz and Pershing Mondorff, 
guards, are the others who have been 
carrying on for the Terps. Johnson 
also can play center if needed. 

Despite Norton's loss the Terps have 
been playing clever basket-ball, their 
passing and team play being of high 
order and baffling to their rivals. It is 
characteristic, though, of Maryland 

teams to do their best work in tight 



rpHE BOXING TEAM, which started 
the campaign with the darkest sort 
of outlook, with Benny Alperstein as 
the only letter man, also deserves plen- 
ty of pats on the back for its fine work. 

The Terps have won one meet, lost 
two and tied two, but the pair lost to 
Catholic U., 3V 2 to 4y 2 , and to Vir- 
ginia, 3 to 5, might have gone the right 
way with any kind of a break. How- 
ever, it was great that they made such 
a fine showing against two such power- 
ful teams, both unbeaten. 

The victory came over Western 
Maryland, 5V& to 2V 2 , despite that the 
Terp team was forced to use three re- 
serves on account of illness and in- 
juries. This was on all-University 
night when the Terp basketers helped 
make it a clean sweep by defeating 
V. M. I. And the all-University night 
program that came in between the 

February, 1938 


Front row, left to right — Benny Alperstein, Coleman, Martin Rochlin, George Door, Junior Cox, Na- 
than Askin. 

Back row — Col. Harvey Miller, coach, Capt. William Maglin, coach, Joe Henderson, Peralta, Ralph 
Pearson, Don Adams, Norman Himelfarb, George Acree, George Flax, Bill Johnson, Robert Lodge, Bill 
McWilliams, Mgr. 

basket-ball and boxing was magnifi- 

Duke, which may make a strong bid 
in the Southern Conference boxing 
tourney that will be held in Ritchie 
Coliseum February 25 and 26, was the 
team that was tied at 4-all, as was the 
Coast Guard Academy. 

Host For Second Time 

Like the rest of the conference 
teams, Maryland, so ably coached by 
Lieut. Col. Harvey L. Miller, Marine 
Corps Reserve, and Capt. William A. 
Maglin, U. S. A., of the military staff 
of the University, also is looking to 
tourney to which it will play the host 
for the second year in a row, Febru- 
ary 25 and 26. The Terps have an 
away-from-home battle with Rutgers 
at New Brunswick, March 5, to wind- 
up the season. 

George W. Dorr, 115 and 125; Martin 
Rochlin, 115; Bob Bradley, 125; Benny 
Alperstein, 135-pound national colle- 
giate champion, who also has fought 
at 145; Nathan Askin, 135; Jose de 
Peralta, 145; Dick Johnson, 155 and 
165; George Acree, 155; John Egan, 
165; Ralph Pearson, 175; and Joe Hen- 

derson, heavy, are the fighters still 
with the team who have been in dual 

Tom Coleman, 145; Newton Cox, 155; 
and Ed Lloyd, 175, all of whom fought 
and lost a bout each, gave up the sport. 

Present Big Problem 

Alperstein and Askin offer a prob- 
lem, as both are natural 135-pounders, 
and when the former went out of his 
class to fight at 145, he suffered a draw 
and a defeat for his first college re- 
verse. It is not known what Miller will 
do for the conference tourney. His 
other choices appear likely to be: Dorr, 
115; Bradley, 125; Johnson, 155; Egan, 
165; Henderson, heavy. 

However, Martin Rochlin, 115, won 
his bout against Western Maryland, 
with Dorr stepping up to 125, to score 
handily. Jose de Peralta, 145, also did 
well against the Terrors, though beat- 
en. Rochlin, de Peralta, and George 
Acree, 155, who got a draw, made their 
bow in real competition as "pinch-hit- 
ters" against Western Maryland. 

As for the tourney, Clemson, Cita- 
del and South Carolina U. are rated 
as the teams to fight it out, with North 

Carolina dangerous and Maryland, the 
defending champion, the "dark horse." 

North Carolina, North Carolina 
State and Virginia Tech will be the 
others to enter scrappers in the eight 
events and from the standpoint of 
closeness of competition for the team 
and individual titles it should be about 
the best tournament ever staged under 
the conference auspices. 
Stars In Baltimore Meet 
71/IARYLAND'S track team also is ac- 
tive, with the mile relay team 
scoring an easy victory over Bowdoin, 
Amherst and Middlebury in the big 
Millrose games in Now York on Feb- 
ruary 5. 

Right now the main thing on the 
minds of Geary Eppley and Frank Dob- 
son as they whip the boys in shape are 
the Southern Conference indoor games 
at Chapel Hill, N. C, on February 26 
and the second annual Maryland- 
Fifth Regiment meet in the lattor's big 
armory in Baltimore on March 5. 

This Baltimore meet doubtless will 
be the biggest ever held in this sec- 
tion, with a number of national coleb- 


Maryland Alumni News 

rities taking part. Among those who 
had accepted bids at this writing were 
Glenn Cunningham, the world's great- 
est miler, and Gene Venzeka, one of 
his most persistent rivals. They will 
run in the Governor's mile, the head- 
liner of the meet. Cunningham ran 
a mile the other night in Boston in 

Joe McCluskey, one of the stand- 
out two-milers of all time, also will be 
seen in action, and Alan Tomlich, Spec 
Towns and Sam Allen, doubtless the 
three best hurdlers of today, all may 
be seen in the same race. Tomlich has 
been tying- and breaking world marks 
consistently and Towne, Olympic 
champion, has been performing in just 
about as sensational a fashion. Towne 
is about to give up competition and 
Tomlich appears as his successor. 

Navy, most of the Southern Con- 
ference institutions and scores of other 
schools will send their best. 

Big Squad at Chapel Hill 

Maryland entered 11 men in 12 
events in the conference indoor meet 
and they should get a tune-up for the 
Baltimore affair. Those going to Chap- 
el Hill: 

60-yard dash — Edwin Miller, Hermie 
Evans and Cronin; 70-yard high hur- 
dles, Evans and Logan Schutz; 70-yard 
low hurdles, Evans and Schutz; 440- 
yard dash, Croonin and Bill Theis; 880- 
yard run, Alan Miller; mile run, Mason 
Chronister; 2-mile run, James Kehoe; 
mile relay, Theis, Chronister, Alan 
Miller and Cronin; high jump, Edwin 
Miller and Francis Morris; shot-put, 
Nick Budkoff ; broad jump, Morris and 
John Beers; pole vault, Cronin. 

Robert Condon and Tom Fields, 
freshmen, will run in the non-confer- 
ence three-quarter mile. 

Cronin captured the quarter last 
year, tying the record of 52 seconds, 
while Edwin Miller won both the in- 
door and outdoor high jump titles last 
in 1937. He leaped 6 feet 3% inches in 
a dual meet last year. Cronin has run 
the quarter in 49.1 and pole vaulted 12 
feet 4% inches. 

Chronister and Kehoe, both of whom 
are sophomores, have shown great 
promise in the middle distance events. 

Conference Boxing 
In Three Sessions 

f^EARY EPPLEY, who is chairman 
" of the Southern Conference boxing 
committee, with the approval of his 
fellow committeemen, has decided to 
run off the title ring tourney at Col- 

75 Cents To $1.65 
For Meet Tickets 

Tickets for the Maryland-Fifth 
Regiment meet in the latter's ar- 
mory in Baltimore on March 5 are 
priced at $1.65 for a limited num- 
ber of seats at the finish line; 
$1.10 for all those along the north 
side of the floor, down stairs and 
in the balcony, and 75 cents for 
those in the south balcony. 

All of the $1.65 and $1.10 seats 
are reserved. The 75 cent tickets 
are general admission. 

Alumni wanting good seats 
should get them early, as a sell- 
out is in prospect with such an 
array of star athletes to be on 

lege Park on February 25 and 26 in 
three cessions. All the prelims will be 
held Friday evening with the semi- 
finals Saturday afternoon and the fi- 
nals that night. This means that 
there will be about 20 bouts the open- 
ing night, a big dish for the fans. 
All of the classes never fill completely 
and the byes and several defaults that 
are forced by late injuries or sickness 
always cut the number of first round 
scraps. Last year there were only a 
total of 17 in the afternoon and night 
sessions that were held on Friday, too 
few to be satisfactory. 

Prices this year will be $1.10 and 
$1.65, with only the best at the latter 


TN winning six of its 10 conference 
games, the Terp basket-ball team 
broke even with Washington and Lee 
and Duke, beat V. M. I. twice, Virginia 
Tech and William and Mary and lost 
other games to Richmond U. and North 


Maryland has a coming heavyweight 
scrapper in Abie Cohen, 195-pound 
freshman. He also is a fine football 
guard and an ace shot-putter. 

George Dorr, varsity 115-pound box- 
er, has a brother Charlie who is fight- 
ing in the same class for the yearlings. 
Each normally weighs 123. 

Frank Dobson, football mentor, be- 
gan spring practice February 21 to 
last six weeks. Only frosh are called 
upon to toil, Dobson preferring upper 
classmen to turn to seasonal spring 

Jim Meade Gets 
Gridiron Trophy 

Jim Meade, Maryland's all-Southern 
Conference halfback, gained some 
more honors recently when he was pre- 
sented with a trophy as the outstand- 
ing player among the colleges in the 
Washington area. Coaches of George- 
town, Catholic U., George Washing- 
ton, and other schools made him the 
unanimous selection. He received the 
award at the recent banquet of the 
Touchdown Club of Washington of 
which Charlie Fenwick, former Terp 
line mentor, is president. 

University Beneficiary 
Of Generous Gift 

(Continued from Page 1) 

will give the University of Maryland 
one of the greatest institutional herds 
of dairy cattle in the country. 

Additional Responsibility 

The acceptance of the Spring Hills 
herd of Ayrshires by the University 
of Maryland carries with it much re- 
sponsibility. To continue the work of 
a constructive breeder of dairy cattle, 
as was Mr. McManus, and to work 
further improvement in type and pro- 
duction is a difficult task. The Spring 
Hills cows and heifers will be bred to 
the University herd bull, "Sycamore 
Pilgrim," obtained from Dr. A. I. Bell, 
president of the Maryland Ayrshire 
Breeders' Association. This bull is 
sired by "Sycamore Lindy" and is out 
of the greatest producing daughter of 
"Penshurst Man of War." He should 
nick well with the Spring Hills cattle. 

Education in Agriculture 

The addition of the McManus Ayr- 
shires to the University of Maryland 
herd should attract some of the most 
forward looking and thoughtful stu- 
dents to the Maryland College of Agri- 
culture at College Park. These stu- 
dents should reflect a high degree of 
leadership in the dairy cattle industry 
which is basic in our American Agri- 


Kiwanis — Dorothy Allen, '36, has a 
splendid position as assistant secre- 
tary of the Kiwanis Club of Washing- 
ton, with headquarters in the Mayflow- 
er Hotel. 


Birth — Mrs. Norma Rowe Brogdon, 
'31, of Luttrell Avenue, Hyattsville, 
wishes to announce the birth of a son, 
Jarrott Alfred Brogdon, on October 

Real Estate 








Tippett Building 

College Park 

Phone Greenwood 3674 

"Bozky" Bekuek, '32 

Howard Tippett, '28 
John R. Mitchell, '33 



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Birth Mr. ami Mis. George W. Nor- 
ris, '34, formerly Miss Margaret Mi- 
chads of Baltimore, arc receiving con- 
gratulations on the birth of a son on 
December <>. The Norris's are living in 
Baltimore. Mr. Norris was a member 
of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He is now 
employed in the Bethleham Shipbuild- 
ing Co. in the Engineering Department. 

Returns Ed Browne, '22, and M. S., 

'li.'!, has returned to Washington and 
resides at 4808 24th St., N.W. He re- 
ports that Bill Beers is located in Paris, 
Fiance, with the U. S. Custom Service. 
Formerly "Ed" was in Harrisburg, Pa., 
with the Pennsylvania Highway Com- 
mission. He married Marian Ponton. 
Home Economics — With the Consoli- 
dated Gas and Electric Co. of Baltimore, 
in the Home Economics Department, 
we find Elga Jarboe, '34, and Virginia 

It's a Maryland 
Tradition ! 

Alter the game, in the 
evening, at lunch, at 

any and all times 
Marylanders K«'t to 
gether you'll find them 
at the Varsity Grill- 
newly renovated. Your 
school spirit cannot be 
par until you are a 
regular patron. 


The Varsity Grill 

E. F. ZALESAK, '25, Proprietor 


/xnnual /Vlaryland — 5th Kegiment Indoor I rack Jvleet 


5 th Regiment Armory a Baltimore Md. 


(See Story on Sport Page, this Issue) 


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Business address. 



Connor, '36, members of Alpha Om- 
icron Pi sorority and a prominent par- 
ticipant in coed athletics; also Francis 
Welsh, '33, a member of Alpha Epsi- 
lon Chi sorority. They are teaching 
and demonstrating modern methods 
in Home Economics to the company's 


Engineering — Ray Chapman is with 
the Worthington Pump Corporation. 
He has been sent to Atlanta, Ga. His 
address is 133 Carnegie Way, Atlanta. 
Ray was a graduate in the class of '35 
and was formerly employed at Wells- 
ville, N. Y. 


Contracting — Gus Hines, '22, has re- 
turned from the west, Billings, Mont, 
and is entering the contracting busi- 
ness in Washington. His wife was 
formerly Evelyn C. Prescott. 


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An Honor Drill Platoom 

FOUR BATTALIONS of over 800 men comprise 
the present unit of the Cadet Corps. All drills 
and lectures are held during regular class hours. 
Commissions in the Reserve Corps of the United 
States Army are awarded students who satisfac- 
torily complete the two years of the advanced 

Company, platoon, squad and individual awards 
are made annually for excellence in competitive 
drill. This competition takes place at the last as- 
sembled drill each spring. 

The Reserve Officers Training Corps boasts the 
highest rating given by the War Department. Each 
year the optional advanced course receives more 
applicants than it can accept. 

A 1 

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Student Band 

The University of 
Maryland Student 
Band is having another highly successful year. 
With a membership of sixty pieces, this organiza- 
tion has consistently made an excellent showing at 
all occasions for which it has played. The (Bal- 
timore) Sun has referred to the Old Line Band as 
"one of the finest college bands in this section of 
the country." 

The spirit displayed by the members has been 
good, and Master Sergeant Otto Siebeneichen, the 
director, and Major Howard Clark, faculty advisor, 
have put forth every possible effort to make the 
group a success. 



"One of the Finest in This Section" 

volume IX 


N umber 10 

Alumni Association-University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 


Officers for 1937-38 

E. F. ZALESAK, '25, president 

College Park, Md. 

C. Walter Cole, '21, Vice-President G. F. Pollock, '23, Secretary-Treasurer 

Towson, Md. College Park, Md. 

Alumni Board 

(Note — The officers named above are also members of the Alumni Board) 
Reuben Brigham, '08, P. W. Chichester, '20, Education 

Arts and Sciences D. H. Adams, '28, Agriculture 

Charles V. Koons, '29, Engineering Ruth Miles, '31, Home Economics 

Members at Large 

Edith Burnside Whiteford, '29, Women's Rep. George Weber, '33, Men's Rep. 

G. F. Pollock, '23, Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly by the University of Maryland 
Alumni Association at College Park, Md., as second-class matter under the Act 
of Congress of March 3, 1879. 

Annual Alumni Association dues are $2.00. One year's subscription to 
Alumni News, 50 cents. 

Group Leaders 

Allegany County: E. Brooke Whiting, '98, President; Dr. Joseph Franklin, '21, Secretary, Cum- 
berland, Md. 

Baltimore County: C. Walter Cole, '21, President; H. B. Derrick, '17; Secretary, Towson, Md. 

Baltimore City: Chester Tawney, '31, President, 4022 Roland Avenue; E. Gordon Hammond, '34, 
Secretary, 1023 W. Barre Street, Baltimore, Md. 

Caroline County: George W. Clendaniel, '20, President, Denton ; Dr. Maurice A. Brackett, "21, 
Treasurer, Denton ; Mrs. George W. Clendaniel, '21, Secretary, Denton. 

Harford County: W. B. Munnikhuysen, '14, President; H. M. Carroll, '20, Secretary, Bel Air, Md. 

Frederick County: J. Homer Remsberg, '18, President; Henry R. Shoemaker, '17, Secretary, 
Frederick, Md. 

New York City: Donald Kieffer, '30, President, 195 Broadway; Sarah Morris, '25, Secretary, 
140 E. 63rd Street, New York City. 

Philadelphia: A. Moulton McNutt, 'OS, President, 413 Cooper Street. Camden, N. J.; J. P. Mudd, 
'07, Secretary, 173 Manheim Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pittsburgh: E. Minor Wenner, '27, President, 1111 Gladys Avenue: Dr. A. A. Krieger, '32, Sec- 
retary, Highland Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Washington, D. C. : J. Douglas Wallop, '19, President, 6139 N. Dakota Avenue, N. W. ; C. Vincent 
Koons, '29, Secretary, 419 Fourth Street, N. E., Washington. 

Washington County: Hon. Henry Holzapfel, Jr., '93, President, Hagerstown. Md. ; L. G. Mathias. 
'23, Secretary, Hagerstown, Md. 

"M" Club Officers and Board Members 

President — Dr. A. A. Parker, '04. 
Vice-President — Donald H. Adams, '28. 

Secretary-Treas.— Dr. E. N. Cory, "09. 
Historian— Bob Hill. '26. 


Baseball— G. F. Pollock, '23. 
Basket-ball— H. B. Shipley, '14. 
Boxing — Victor Wingate, '35. 
Lacrosse — James Stevens, '19. 
Track — Lewis W. Thomas. '28. 

Tennis — James Shumate, '17. 
Cross Co. — Charles Remsberg, '26. 
Football— Kirk Besley, '23. 
At Large — Dr. E. B. Friedenwald, '03. 
Dr. A. W. Valentine, '04. 

Cover Picture 

I- the entrance to Silvester Hall, the 
men's dormitory, where mostly fresh- 
men room. Fraternity men will recog- 
nize this doorway, as tiny have 
quently passed through it on the way 
to interview that good prospective 


This building was dedicated in honor 
of Capt. R. W. Silvester, the man who 
contributed so much to the reorgani- 
zation of the College Park Schools 
from 1X92 to 1912. A protrait of Cap- 
tain Silvester now hangs in the presi- 
dent's office, presented to tfte Univer- 
sity by Mr. Edmund C. Mayo, '04. A 
story about Captain Silvester and the 
portrait presentation appeared in the 
October, 1937, issue of the Alumni 


Mrs. Roosevelt To Visit 
University April 1 3 

Mis. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the wife 
of the President of the United States, 
will be the guest speaker at the Uni- 
versity on April 13th at 11.00 A.M. in 
the Ritchie Coliseum. 

It will be the first time Mrs. Roose- 
velt has appeared as the principal 
speaker in Maryland. Also, it is the 
first time a wife of the President of 
the United States has appeared on the 
campus of the University at College 

Mrs. Roosevelt is intensely interest- 
ed in the part women take in the civic 
affairs of our country, state, and com- 
munity. It is expected she will center 
her talk on the college students of to- 
day, who will be the leaders of tomor- 

Being a very democratic person her- 
self, Mrs. Roosevelt will undoubtedly 
bring a message of great interest to 
the adults as well as to the youth. 

It has been through the continuous 
and untiring efforts of Miss Adelade 
Stamp, Dean of Women, that the Uni- 
versity will be so honored with the 
visit of Mrs. Roosevelt. 

Many persons prominent in national, 
state, and educational affairs will be 
present. Alumni and friends are in- 
vited to attend. 

Maryland Alumni News 

Has : 








President Henry Elija 
A Soldier, Educator 

A mong those who were pioneers in 
"^the early development of the Col- 
lege Park school of the University 
was a man of high influence as a sol- 
dier, educator and scientist, Henry 
Elijah Alvord, president from 1888 
to 1892. Doctor Alvord was a member 
of the Alpha Chapter of Theta Chi at 
Norwich University in 1863. The fra- 
ternity was founded at Norwich in 
1856 and the influence of Doctor Al- 
vord's high ideals have contributed 
greatly toward its development. Theta 
Chi came to Maryland in 1929. 


Doctor Alvord was born in Green- 
field, Massachusetts, in 1844. His col- 
lege life was less than half over when 
the war broke into it. His very in- 
teresting letters written home, some 
from Norwich, some from his posts 
in the military service during those 
unsettled years, were edited by Miss 
Caroline Sherman in "The New Eng- 
land Quarterly" for April, 1932. His 
enthusiasm to do his share in the 
struggle and the deep sense of loyalty 
he possessed are shown by them: he 
would "go with his class." He served 
bravely and capably and had some ex- 
citing adventures trying to snare Mos- 
by, the brilliant Confederate calvary 

Army Officer 

After the hostilities ceased, Alvord 
spent several years as an officer in the 
regular army stationed mainly at fron- 
tier posts. When four additional com- 
panies of the Tenth Cavalry were or- 
ganized at Fort Riley, Kansas, in 1867, 
he commanded Company M, called the 
"Calico" company because its mounts 
were of assorted colors. An idea of 
the courage, tact, and ingenuity de- 
manded by this western service may 
be gained from an account, based on 
his letters of that time, "A Young 
Army Officer's Experiences in Indian 
Territory," which appeared in "The 
Chronicles of Oklahoma" for June, 

His assignment to be military in- 
structor at the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College at Amherst, during 
1869-1871, is worth noting for two 

h Alvord, *88-*92 
And Scientist. 

reasons: it is the first instance of its 
type, and it points ahead to a blend of 
interests which became dominant in 
the civilian life he resumed in a year 
or two. 

Agriculture thereafter claimed the 
first place in his thoughts. He bought 
a farm in Virginia, near Washington, 
an estate which possessed dear asso- 
ciations for his wife. He helped or- 
ganize the school at Carlisle, Pennsyl- 
vania, which sought to train the Indian 
in arts of peace. Later in New York, 
he directed a farm upon which experi- 

Dr. H. E. Alvord 

mentation was one of the principal 
items in the work-program. He helped 
in the campaign for the Hatch Act 
which was adopted in 1887, giving per- 
manence and financial stability to the 
nation-wide system of agricultural ex- 
periment stations. Alvord had re- 
turned in the preceding year to the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College to 
be professor of agriculture. After two 
years there, he accepted the presidency 
of the Maryland Agricultural College. 
This position he occupied until 1892; 
then he held a similar office in similar 
institutions for Oklahoma and New 
Hampshire for brief periods. He serv- 
ed also a term as head of the Ameri- 
can Association of Agricultural Col- 
leges and Experiment Stations. In 
1895 he was called by the United States 
Department of Agriculture to be the 
chief of its newly created Dairy Divi- 
sion; he filled this position with inter- 

Washington County 
Alumni Hold Banquet 

On February 18, the Washington 
County Alumni, under the leadership 
of Hon. Henry Holzapfel, '93, Presi- 
dent, held a splendid alumni meeting 
and dance at the Alexander Hotel in 
Hagerstown. More than 100 alumni 
and friends were present to hear Dr. 
H. C. Byrd, guest speaker, and join in 
the dancing. Mr. Frank Dobson, coach 
of football, and Charles Leroy Mackert, 
director of Physical education, also 

Musical entertainment was rendered 
by Miss Zelma Truman, a University 
opera star, and Mrs. Eugene Kressin, 
'35, a former star in the University 
Opera Club. They were accompanied 
by Mrs. Blaisdel at the piano. Dance 
music was furnished by the Mary- 
landers, a student orchestra. 

The committee on arrangements was 
led by L. G. Mathias, '23' secretary 
of the club, and assisted by Ed Ten- 
ney, '28, Kenneth Spence, '27, and Andy 
Cohill, '09, all very active and perfected 
good arrangements. 

The entire meeting was a great 

national distinction the remaining nine 
years of his life. 


At Maryland he organized its ex- 
periment station, the center of which 
until a short time ago was the inter- 
esting old Rossburg Inn, built at the 
close of the preceding century. The 
station issued its first sixteen bulletins, 
and several special ones, under his 
direction; their purpose, as Alvord 
said in an annual report, was to "dif- 
fuse among the people the useful, prac- 
tical information" connected with agri- 
culture which was acquired by its in- 
vestigations. These publications con- 
tained a full-page advertisement about 
the Agricultural College and made it 
known in every farm home they en- 

Under Great Obligations 

To his energy and influence upon 
men who have become executive heads 
there since his time, the College Park 
campus, particularly, is under great 
obligations. Brothers in Theta Chi 
may speak with justified pride of so 
gallant a soldier, so splendid an agri- 
cultural educator and scientist. 

All of us owe thanks to Miss Sher- 
man for the pleasure of reading these 
informative letters of Henry Elijah 
Alvord's student days. 


March, 1938 

Alumni Grand Reunion This Yeai 
Saturday, May 21 

rpO use a paradox on the old proverb, 
, "In the spring- a young- man's fancy 
lightly turns to what he has been 
thinking- about all winter" — that is 
spending- the day 'On the Hill' with 
old friends of his college days at the 
Annual Alumni Reunion. This will be 
on Saturday, May 21, when a Grand 
Reunion of the Alumni will be held. 

The Reunion this year will be in hon- 
or of Commissioner Melvin C. Hazen, 
'88, who was the first President of the 
Alumni Association and who will be 
celebrating the 50th anniversary of his 
class. Mr. Hazen is now Chairman of 
the Board of Commissioners for the 
District of Columbia and he has al- 
ways maintained his enthusiastic mem- 
bership in the Alumni Association. 

It is expected that every class will 
have a reunion with particular em- 
phasis being placed on the classes of 
1893, '98, '03, '08, '13, '18, '23, '28, and 
'33, which are the five year reunion 
classes. All other classes will have re- 
unions either separately or will group 
with their near class between the 5 
year reunions. 

Every Alumnus is a committee of 
one to make plans for his return and 
to write his fellow classmates to meet 
him 'On the Hill.' 

Tentative plans present a very at- 
tractive program and everything- points 
toward a gala day for everyone. Class 

reunions will be held in the morning 
at 10.30, with registration getting un- 
der way at !> A..M. At noon, a special 
luncheon will he served, after which 
the annual meeting of the Association 

will be held. 

In the afternoon, Maryland's oldest 
rivals will be the visiting opponent in 
lacrosse, a game which was introduced 
in the University by one who this year 
is celebrating his 25th year of gradua- 
tion— E. E. Powell, "2:!, of Towson, Md. 
Classmates who were members of the 
first lacrosse team along- with Powell 
are G. P. Trax, C. W. Mason, M. E. 
Davis, and S. H. Newman. 

Following the lacrosse game, a brief 
time will be allowed for a bit of wash- 
ing and primping- before the annual 
Alumni Dinner Dance. Special ar- 
rangements have been made in the 
girls' and Men's dormitories where the 
respective Alumni may change their 
clothes if they desire to do so. 

Special entertainment will be pre- 
sented by those students who have 
been starred in the various productions 
presented on the campus during the 
past year. 

Everyone who attended the dinner 
dance last year said they would not 
miss being present this year. MARK 

New Home 

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A Note Of Legal Interest 
[The following ii a note of unknown 

origin but contain a lut of legal hu- 
mor i-oiu-i rnmg the Louisiana purcha e 
by the United State-. Thi note wa 

sent to the Alumni Office by Samuel 
Regester a member of the class of 


In a legal transaction involving 
the title to a parcel of land in Louisi- 
ana, the firm of New York attorneys 

handling the matter requested thai a 
title of opinion be furnished. 

A New Orleans lawyer who was re- 
tained to check the title rendered an 
opinion, tracing the title back to 1803. 

The New York firm examined the 
opinion and wrote again to the New- 
Orleans attorney saying, in effect that 
the opinion rendered was all very well 
as far as it went, but that the title to 
the property prior to 1803 had not 
been satisfactorily covered. The New 
Orleans attorney replied as follows: 

"Dear Sirs: 

"I am in receipt of your favor of the 
fifth instant inquiring as to the state 
of the title of this property prior to 
the year 1803. 

"Please be advised that in the year 
1803 the United States of America ac- 
quired the territory of Louisiana from 
the Republic of France by purchase, 
the Republic of France had in turn ac- 
quired title from the Spanish Crown 
by conquest, the Spanish Crown hav- 
ing originally acquired title by virtue 
of the discoveries of one Christopher 
Columbus, a Genoese sailor, who had 
been duly authorized to embark upon 
his voyage of discovery by Isabella, 
Queen of Spain; Isabella, before grant- 
ing such authority had obtained the 
sanction of His Holiness, the Pope; 
the Pope is the vicar on eailh of Jesus 
Christ; Jesus Christ is the son and 
heir-apparent of God; God made 


Kappa Kappa Gamma 
New Colonial Home 

The Gramma Phi Chapter of Kappa 
Kappa Gramma Sorority are in their 
new home which will house twenty- 
eight girls, with double study rooms 
and two large "dormitories." The en- 
tire house is air conditioned, with fire- 
proof stairway, second floor laundry 
room, recreation room with fireplace 
in the basement, and a very large 
living room on the first floor. The 
scheme of decoration is the same as 
that used in houses in Colonial Wil- 

Maryland Alumni News ;; 

As A Marylander Sees 
Sumatra In The Far East 


rpHIS is the way you can travel in 
Sumatra if you want to. Up on the 
beautiful plateau of Central Sumatra, 
some 5,000 feet above sea level, with 
cabbage patches, strawberries, corn 
fields and truck gardens, to travel like 
this makes one feel like he is in Mary- 
land on a fine June day. Mrs. Peach 
and I spent a most restful four weeks 
in August 1937, up around the place 
called Brastagi. Nearby are two ac- 
tive volcanoes, (we visited one some 
3,000 feet high and brought some real 
sulfur direct from the bubbling "Hot 
Hole") and beautiful Lake Toba. 
This wonderful body of crystal water 
rests beneath the tropical sun and at 
an altitude of 3,000 feet above the sea, 
has a temperature of 60 degrees. It 
is sixty miles long and twenty miles 
wide. We stopped at a hotel on its 
shoi'e for two days. I am persuaded 
that heaven must be very nearby, r.o 
lovlier place have I ever seen in all my 
travels in the world. If any one 
wants to spend a honeymoon, travel to 
Sumatra and go to Prapat on Toba 
Lake. Do not say it is expensive to 
travel. I have come to the conclusion 
that it is expensive not to travel. 

Travel Methods 

You can travel by pony, by "Sadu"' 
(you would almost call it a "dog 
cart") by bicycle, by car, by bus, by 
airplane and by a bullock cart; of 
course when you get two folks who are 
such lovers of the country as my wife 
and I, then walking is the best way to 
travel. That method we use very of- 
ten. The trip to the vocano was a 
climb of eight miles through jungle 
and lava beds. Up and back sixteen 
miles and that is not bad for two 
Marylanders who are between 40 and 
100 years old. 

At 5,000 Feet 

I think there is nothing to equal a 
tropical sun bath at an altitude of 
5,000 feet. I do not recommend it at 
sea level. We had many such baths 
while we were in Sumatra and though 
I got a bad sunburn on bare arms the 
day I played 27 holes of golf between 
9 and 12 noon yet with normal pro- 
tection living up in that wonderful 
country is worth a long journey to ex- 

Mr. and Mrs. Peach 

The people of that part of Sumatra 
are most interesting. The Battaks 
are a branch of the Malaynesian 
Brown Man. One hundred years ago 
he was a cannibal. Last August I 
visited a Church in the centre of Toba 
Battak country, where 600 people as- 
sembled for worship. I have never 
heard such beautiful singing and sel- 
dom have I entered a church where 
worship of God was more sincere. A 
great transformation has come in one 
century - from cannibalism to Christ- 
ian Civilization. They used to eat dog 
meat and grind off the teeth of youth- 
ful maidens, but that is gone. They 
are a happy, peaceful, likeable people. 
We sat many times in the sunshine, 
and using the Malay language, we 
told each other stories of our native 

If you want a real vacation, go to 
Sumatra, go to Brastigi, call ot the 
"Knoll" - our Mission bungalow and 
ask for "Tony" - he is the "Kuda 
Manis" (gentle horse) on which Mrs. 
Peach is mounted. 

New Instructor 

Mrs. Gretchen Stonamyer from 
Drake University has recently joined 
the Department of Women's Physical 

After receiving her M. A. degree 
from Johns Hopkins, Mrs. Stonamyer 
taught at Iowa State College. She 
will now aid in directing womens 
sports at the University. 

Ralph and Petey 

Ralph I. Williams, '33, former presi- 
dent of the Student Government and 
now assistant dean of men, married 
Miss Sannye E. Hardiman, '33, Novem- 
ber 26 last in Washington, D. C 
"Petey," as Mrs. Williams is familiarly : -'• 
known by the Kappa Kappa Gamma 
girls, is a native of Baltimore. Ralph 
hails from the city of Washington and 
is a member of Theta Chi. The newly 
weds are residing in College Park. 

Both were well known and verj 
popular during their college days 
They took a very active interest in ex- 
tra curricular activities. Ralph receiv- 
ed the Student Citizenship Prize offer- 
ed by President H. C. Byrd. 






May Day will be presented during 
the first week in May by the Junior 
class. Miss Nora Huber of Baltimore 
has been appointed general chairman 
of the program. 


Cameras by Carrington — Ray Car- 

rington, '28, former editor-in-chief of 
the "Diamondback" and now faculty 
advisor of the Terrapin, student year- 
book, spoke before the Camera Club 
on "Composition of Photography." 
Since graduation Ray has carried on 
his study in art in his spare time from 
his regular work as assistant editor 
and illustrator in the extension ser- 

His art works have been on exhibi- 
tion at the Corcoran Art Gallery, the 
Natonal Museum, the Arts Club of 
Washington, the Anderson Galleries 
in Richmond and the Penn Academy 
in New Haven. On several occasions 
his work has won first honors. 

New Arrival — On October 20, 1937, 
there arrived in the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. J. Elmo Brogdon a baby boy, 
Jarrett Alfred, weighing 7 lbs. 11 
ounces. Mrs. Brogdon was formerly 
Miss Norma Rowe, '31, a member of 
Tri Delt and active student affairs. 
The Brogdons are residing in Hyatts- 
ville, Md. 

Married — The former Margaret 
Pressley, '30, was married to Mr. Ar- 
thur G. Ward of Seattle, Washington, 
on January 10 in Salt Lake City. Mr. 
Ward is employed with the Western 
Division of the Department of Agri- 
culture in aerial photography. The 
Wards are now residing in Salt Lake 

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March, 1938 

Our History Makers. 


Brantz Mayer, a graduate of the 

law school in the year 1830, a founder 
'of McDonough School and the Mary- 
land Historical Society, was a native 
'Baltimorcan. Horn September 27, 
1809, in a family which had immigrat- 
'ed to the United States in 1784, he was 
'given a good education largely by pri- 
vate tutor. Carrying his law books 
( with him he traveled to China and In- 
dia. In 1841, after having practiced 
law for several years, he went to Mex- 
ico as secretary of the U. S. Legation. 

Three years later he published a 
book "Mexico as It Was and as It Is," 
which ran through three editions. He 
soon became interested in history and 
was an important figure in the found- 
ing of the Maryland Historical Society 
of which he was president from 18G7 
to 1871. He then edited the "Journal 
of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, dur- 
ing His Visit to Canada in 1776." 

Among his more interesting histori- 
cal writings is "Tah-Gah-Jute: or Lo- 
gan and Captain Michael Cresap," in 
which he defended Captain Cresap 
from the charge of having killed Logan 
and his family. The University library 
possesses a manuscript letter of Thom- 
as Jefferson which seems to indicate 
that Jefferson had no doubt of Cresap's 
guilt. Logan was a friendly Indian 
and his death caused serious disturb- 
ances in Westernn Maryland. 


Mayer went to Louisiana as executor 
of the will of John McDonough, and 
in this connection he drew the plan 
and charter of McDonough School. Ee 

retired from legal practice in 1855, 
devoted himself to writing. He con- 
tributed frequently to the Baltimore 
American, and later became an editor 
of that newspaper. 

In the Civil War Mayer became an 
officer in the Union Army where his 
conciliatory spirit helped immeasur- 
ably. He continued in the pay depart- 
ment of the army until 1875 when he 
retired with the rank of colonel. 

His writings were numerous and 
covered a variety of subjects but his 
work in Mexico, though now nearly a 
hundred years old, is still considered 
authoritative. Another book which 
brought him some international fame 
was "Captain Canot; or Twenty Years 
of an African Slaver." Based undoubt- 
edly on some fact, this book presented 
a very spectacular picture of the slave 

His other works include "Baltimore, 
Past and Present," a history of his 
own family, "Calvert and Penn," and 
some contributions to the Smithsonian 
Institution's publications on Mexican 

He was twice married and had eight 
daughters. Although partly educated 
in Catholic schools, he died a Unitar- 
ian in 1879. 

Dr. Robinson Attends 
American Dental 

When the American Dental Associ- 
ation held their annual meeting in 
Chicago this winter, Dr. J. Ben Robin- 
son, '14, Dental, represented the Uni- 
versity. As a part of the Association's 
program the Northwestern University 
Dental School, their Alumni and the 
Chicago Dental Society held memorial 
service for the late Dr. Arthur Daven- 
port Black, a man of national promi- 
nence in the dental profession and 
former dean of the Dental School. 
Doctor Robinson presented a paper on 
"Doctor Black and the Dental Prefes- 
sion." Doctor Black was a man de- 
scribed as a helpful friend to his den- 
tal colleagues throughout the world. 

Carnegie Steel 

Quite a number of our Alumni are 
now employed with the Carnegie Steel 
Co. They are Eddie 
Gibbs, '37, Phi Delta 
Theta; Luther Brot- 
markle, '37, Lambda 
Chi Alpha; J. Gard- 
ner Brooks, '36, Sig- 
ma Nu; Lewis T. 
Gibbs, '36, Sigma 
Nu; Joe Bogan, '34, 
Lambda Phi Alpha; 
Johnny Dye, '34; 
Stanley Lore, '34, 
Lambda Chi Alpha, 
and Harry Schramm, 

Eddie Gibbs 

Engineering Fellowship — The Col- 
lege of Engineering offers three new 
fellowships in research and applied 

Colonel Roger Brooke 
Made Brigadier General 

A native M a ry lander from Sandy 

Spring, Maryland, Colonel R< 
Brooke, a graduate of the Medical 
School in '00, wa recently promoted 
to 1 tic rank of Bi igadiei ' ieneral, 

Following grad uation Gei 
Brooke became a Burgeon in the army. 
During the world war he •■■• ;> 
tor at the Medical Officei Training 
( lamp, < 'amp Greenleaf, < reori 

Genera] Brooke is now on duty al 
the army dispensary in Washington. 

Former "M" Club 
President Succumbs 

W. Gilbert Kent. '01, former presi- 
dent of the varsity letter men's club 
died February 9 at the St. Mary's Hos- 

A native of St. Mary's County, "Gil" 
Dent, as his classmates called him, was 
for many years prominent in the real 
estate circles of Washington. In re- 
cent years he moved offices to Leonard- 
town, Maryland, where he was active 
in development of shore property and 
Tudor Park near Leonardtown. He is 
survived by his widow, two sons and 
three sisters. Both sons, W. G., Jr.. 
'26, and John H., '32, are alumni of the 


Major Spalding '09, 
Receives Promotion 

It is now Lieutenant Colonel Basil 
D. Spalding, '09, of the U. S. Infantry 
according to the board on recommend- 
ations. He is now on duty as instruct- 
or at the Fort Benning school, Geor- 
gia. Col. Spalding enlisted soon after 
graduation, rose from the ranks going 
thi - ough every rank in the Army. He 
has studied and taught at the War 
College in Washington, and is on his 
second teaching tour at Fort Benning. 

For distinguished service, Colonel 
Spalding, has been awarded the silver 
star with an oak leaf cluster, and the 
purple heart. 

"Ram" as his class mates named 
him is a native Marylander from Har- 
ford County. He was labeled the most 
military man in college and so he turn- 
ed out to be. Other than study, his 
favorite occupation was sleep. But 
with his course in Civil Engineering 
and "Doc Tolly" as the mogul , his 
favorite pastime was frequently ne- 

Maryland Alumni News! '^L 


','> By W. H. ("Bill") HOTTEL jj 


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Indoor And Outdoor Sports 

117' I TH participation in the National 
" collegiate championship boxing 
tourney at Charlottesville on March 31 
and April 1 and 2, the only indoor 
event left on the Maryland calendar, 
the Terp athletes are busy getting 
ready for a busy outdoor campaign. 

Fifty-two varsity contests, 30 of 
which are slated for home consump- 
tion, have been arranged in baseball, 
track, lacrosse and tennis. 

The nine comes close to having half 
of the competition, with 23 clashes, 14 
of them at College Park. Lacrosse has 
G games at home and 3 abroad; the 
tennis squad entertains 7 times and 
travels for 4 matches, while the track 
combination takes the nomadic honors, 
5 of its 8 meets being on foreign soil. 

Among the teams to be met in the 
various pastimes are Harvard, Penn 
State, Princeton, Navy, Army, Ohio 
State and Michigan, in addition to the 
wealth of contests with Maryland's fel- 
low members of the Southern Confer- 

Bright Field Day Card 

VIRGINIA in track, Washington and 
Lee in baseball and Catholic U. in 
tennis will provide the varsity events 
to go along with the scholastic track 
games on field day at College Park, 
May 7. 

For the first time in years the la- 
crosse team will be away that day, en- 
gaging Princeton in Tigertown. How- 
ever, with the stickmen having to wait 
until the conclusion of the double track 
affair, the program had proved too 
lengthy. Incidentally, Princeton and 
Maryland were bracketed as 1937 
champions in collegiate lacrosse. 

The outlook is for good teams in all 
four sports, the lacrosse squad, heavy 
loser in 1937 stars, having the most 
problems to overcome. 

None of the teams will be affected 
by spring football practice, now being 
conducted by Coach Frank Dobson. He 
holds his sessions only for the mem- 
bers of last fall's freshman squad and 
those who do not aspire in other pas- 

Basketers Finish Strong 
rpilE comeback of the basket-ball 
■*■ team and the fine showing of the 
track squad were high spots of the in- 

door season as the boxing combination, 
in the throes of rebuilding, did not 
have a winning season. However, the 
scrappers did better than was expected. 
The basketers after losing 8 of their 
first 15 games, rallied to take eight 
straight in the regular season, and 
then lost out to Duke in the semi-finals 
of the Southern Conference Tourney at 
Raleigh after beating The Citadel in 

All Southern 

George Knepley, Forward 

the opening round, 45 to 43. The Terps 
bowed to Duke, 32-35 in a hot contest, 
and the Blue Devils then went on to 
the title. 

Maryland's basket-ball record is all 
the more notable because of the fact 
that Charlie Norton, big soph center 
and leading scorer, was lost in the mid- 
dle of the season for scholastic reasons. 

George Knepley, guard, received the 
signal honor of being named on the all- 
Conference tourney first quint, while 
Waverly Wheeler, forward, was a sec- 
ond team selection. 

Track Season is Spicy 

"1/1 ARYLAND'S relay team proved 

outstanding in the track season 

that was featured by the big Baltimore 

games sponsored by the Terps and the 

5th Regiment of Maryland in the lat- 
ter's spacious armory. Glenn Cunning- 
ham, the world's greatest middle dis- 
tance runner; Charlie Beetham, anoth- 
er ace at the middle distances; Joe Mc- 
Cluskey and Norman Bright, distance 
stars, and Allen Tolmich and Sam Al- 
len, the country's leading hurdlers, 
were among those to spice the preten- 
tious meet that drew a capacity crowd. 

The Terps scored their third mile 
relay victory of the season in this meet 
with an upset triumph over Navy and 
Georgetown, the last named being a 
heavy favorite to take the event. The 
Terps set a University indoor mark in 
winning in 3.25.6. 

Another high spot of the meet was 
the great mile by Mason Chromister, 
Maryland sophomore, who was timed 
in 4.16.9 in running third to Cunning- 
ham and Archie San Romani in the 
featured Governor's mile. He beat out 
Gene Venzke, the man who has been a 
consistent second to Cunningham for 
several years. 

Allen Miller, one of Maryland's clev- 
er quarter-milers, figured in an unusu- 
al finish, running a dead heat with 
Charlie Curl of Washington and Lee 
in the 440, in the fast indoor time of 

In addition to winning the Conference 
relay title, Maryland was third to Duke 
and North Carolina in the point scor- 
ing. Frank Cronin, in the 440, and Ed 
Miller, in the high, won individual ti- 
tles, the latter setting a mark of 6 feet 
% inch. Chronister was second in the 
mile and Jim Kehoe placed in the two 
miles, as he also did in the Baltimore 

Alperstein Paces Boxers 
"DENNY ALPERSTEIN, who won the 
Southern Conference 125-pound ti- 
tle, and who with several others will 
compete in the National tourney, gave 
tone to the interesting boxing season. 
Nate Askin also did well in the title 
affair, finishing as runner-up in the 
135-pound division. Clemson took home 
the laurels in the tourney staged at 
College Park. 

The Terps provided plenty of action 
despite the fact that they won only 
one meet, tied two and lost three, and 
with almost the entire team back and 
strongly bolstered by recruits from the 
freshman, the 1939 edition should re- 
turn to championship caliber. 


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tfARCH, 1938 


Into the hills of Virginia the Terra- 
ins Intramural Fencers journeyed to 
■gage the squad of V. M. I. Maryland 
von 18 to 9 but their star performer, 
Job Neiman, met his first defeat of 
jhe season. 

There was a bit of human interest in 
'Jeiman's match. In prep school Nei- 
nan was State saber champion and his 
Dominate was State foil champ, but 
vhen the roommates met as repre- 
sentatives of different schools the 
ables turned. Neiman lost to his 
>unky in saber but won in the foil 


/Vicomico County 
Mil Hear Glee Club 

On March 30, the University Glee 
Hub; will present a musical concert at 
alisbury, Md., sponsored by the Alum- 
i. The Club under the direction of 
larlan Randall has been making; note- 
worthy progress in musical recitals, 
ust recently a very entertaining pro- 
ram was presented on the campus 
eaturing a well known guest artist, 
reoffery O'Hara of New York. 

It it expected that the Alumni of 
Wicomico County will organize as a 
esult of the Glee Club's appearance. 
)r. Mayo B. Mott, Chairman of the 
lumni of this county, expects a rec- 
rd attendance. A. Everett Williams, 
!sq., a prominent attorney is chair- 
lan of the Glee Club's arrangements 
nd he will be assisted by Dr. Philip 
nsley and Charles Zulick. 

The concert will be held at the 
.uditorium of the State Teachers' 
ollege in Salisbury beginning at 
.30 P.M. 

The following evening, March 31, 
le club will make another Shore ap- 
earance at Cambridge under the 
ponsorship of the Charity Committee 
f the Rotary Club. Mr. W. R. Mc- 
knight, county agent for Dorchester 
ounty, is chairman of the arrange- 
lents. The concei't will be held in the 
iigh School Auditorium beginning at 


Many Alumni in the Dorchester 
rea are taking an active interest in 
le Club's appearance and there is 
rery indication for a record attend- 


Accountant — Woodrow W. Rill, '33, 
as included in the list of those who 
ave successfully taken the examina- 
ons for the degree of Certified Public 
ccountant. Rill hails from Hamp- 
;ead, Md. 

Boxing Champion 

Tracksters Win 

Carrying off top collegiate honori 

in the til'th annual < latholic I i 

indoor meel was another accompl 
ment of the L938 indoor ti a I. jq 

Frank < Ironin bi i ird in i he 

■ 660" ami the relay team again del' 
Georgetown in a thrilling race. In the 
"660" < Ironin established a new I ». < . 
A. A. I'. record of l :26.2. Thi i 
tance was a little longer than his usual 
distance of " 1 10" but the iron man 
came back in the relay and ran anchor. 

The relay running order was Bill 
Theis, Allen Miller, Jimmy Kehoe and 
Cronin. In winning the high jump Ed 
.Miller cleared the bar at 6 ft. :; > inches 
which is, however, under his record. 
Mason Chronister, being somewhat off 
form, failed to show his usual speed 
as when he topped Venzke the previous 
\\i ek in Baltimore. 

Benny Alperstein, 125-Pounder CopH Riflist^ 


Spring Sports 


April 9 — Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; 
11 — Washington and Lee, Lexington; 
16— V.M.I. ; 23— William and Mary, 
Williamsburg; 29 and 30 — Penn Re- 
lays, Philadelphia. 

May 7 — Virginia; 14 — Army, West 
Point; 20 and 21— Southern Confer- 
ence meet, Durham. 


March 29 — Swarthmore. 

April 2 — Mt. Washington; 7 — Har- 
vard; 16— Penn State; 23— St. John's; 
30 — Rutgers, New Brunswick. 

May 7 — Princeton, Princeton; 14 — 
Navy, Annapolis; 21 — Johns Hopkins. 


March 28— Vermont; 29— Ohio State- 
April 4 — Cornell; 8 — Washington 
and Lee, Lexington; 9 — V.M.I., Lex- 
ington; 14 — Penn State; 15 — Mich- 
igan; 16 — Virginia, Charlottesville; 
18— Duke, Durham; 19— William and 
Mary, Williamsburg; 23 — George- 
town; 27 — Navy, Annapolis; 28 — La- 
fayette; 30 — Washington College, 

May 3 — Virginia; 4 — William and 
Mary; 7 — Washington and Lee; 9 — 
Virginia Tech; 13 — North Carolina; 
14— Duke; 17— V.M.I. ; 20— Washing- 
ton College. 

Four victories in one week is the 
latest record of the Coed riflists. One 
defeat puts the count 4 to 1 in favor 
of the fair sharpshooters in their pos- 
tal competition on the range. 

Ohio State, Indiana, George Wash- 
ington and Georgia bowed to the Terps 
while the University of Washington, 
firing a perfect score of 500, took their 
match. Scores from 494 to 496 out of 
a possible 500 was the accomplish- 
ments of the Terp's Coeds. 

Johnny Mitchell 

Selling Insurance 

A former Old Line athlete on the 
gridiron and the lacrosse field is now 
in the Insurance business in College 
Park— John R. Mitchell, '33. John is a 
member of the Berger and Tippett, 
Real estate and insurance firm of Col- 
lege Park, representing the Massachu- 
setts Mutual Life insurance Company. 
He was formerly in the Investment 
business in Baltimore. 

John has moved his family to Col- 
lege Park and is really going into the 
business in a big way. 


April 13 — William and Mary; 14 — 
Richmond U.; 19— Duke; 23— West- 
ern Maryland; 28 — William and Mary. 
Williamsburg; 29 Richmond I*.. Rich- 
mond; 30 — V.M.I.. Lexington. 

May 7— Catholic U.; 11 Navy. An- 
napolis; 14 — Georgetown; 16 — Wash- 
ington and Lee; 18 — Penn State at 
State College. 


Maryland Alumni News 


Out in Dallas, Texas, a graduate of 
the University of Maryland, Mr. E. 
Garonzik, LL.B., '09, is president of the 
Primrose Petroleum Company. He is 
a native of Baltimore City and moved 
to Texas shortly after graduation. In 
19 1G he entered the Oil business and 
today heads a firm which handles oil 
and its by products in practically every 

Mr. Garonzik's niece, Miss Kuth Gar- 
onzik, and a nephew, Mr. Raphael Ehr- 
lich, both are students at the Univer 
sity of Maryland. 



Brass and Copper — With the Sea- 
board Brass and Copper Company of 
Baltimore we find Hollis F. Bennett, 
'11. He has recently taken an active 
interest in some prospective students 
from Florida who plan on entering the 
University. Good for Bennett. 
Construction— Roy S. Eyre, '13, con- 
struction engineer for procurement of 
the Treasury Department was recent- 
ly transferred from New York to 
Deny, New Hampshire. He is super- 
vising the construction of a new post 
office building. 

Steel — In Vandergrift, Pa., Stanley 
Lore, '34, and Harry Schramm, '32, are 
with the Carnegie Steel Corp. Stanley 
recently visited the campus and stop- 
ped in the Alumni Office for a chat. He 
is making a new use of the Alumni 
News by cutting out the cover pictures 
and making a pictorial of the campus. 
This calls for a constant variety of 
cover pictures, but with the many new 
buildings this can go on for some 
time to come. 

Army — At Uniontown, Pa., is Ben- 
nard Bruns, '36, in the U. S. Cavalry 
service. Bruns is a member of Theta 
Chi fraternity. 

Graduate — Eleanor E. Knowles, '31, 
now attending Cornell University, got 
her M. S. degree last year and her next 
goal is a Ph.D. 

Birth — On December 10, Mr. and 
Mrs. M. S. Collins annuonc-d the birth 
of a young son named Jackie. Mr. Col- 
lins, '28, better known as "Mit," is 
president of the American Publishing 
Co. of Washington, D. C. Mrs. Collins 
was formerly Miss Helen Oyster of 
Garrett Park, Md. The Collins now 
have two children. 

On West Coast 


Louis W. Ennis, '36, 
Lieut. U. S. Marine Corps 

Washington, D. C. — Robert A. Dun- 
nigan, '35, is with the United States 
Census Bureau in Washington, D. C. 
Bob is a former R. 0. T. C. Captain and 
a graduate in Engineering. 

Married — Miss Edith Louise Stiles, 
'36, a member of the Gaithersburg 
High School faculty and Mr. Allie Mes- 
ser of Laytonsville, Md., were recently 
married. Mrs. Messer is a graduate 
of the College of Education. Both Mr. 
and Mrs. Messer have taken an active 
part in the 4-H Club work in Mont- 
gomery County. 


Accountant — R. Bernard Graves, '37, 
is with the Continental Baking Co. in 
New York City as cost accountant. 
His activities at Maryland consisted 
of work on the "Diamondback" and 
membership in the Scabbard and 


Married — Former campus beauty 
queen takes matrimonial step. Flora 
Waldman, '37, an A. 0. Pi and one of 
Maryland's former outstanding coed 
students, married Robert Titus Reid, 
'36, of Baltimore. The marriage took 
place December 24 in Washington, D. 


Mary Virgina Taylor, '36, from Per- 
ryman, Md., spent the winter in Flo- 
rida. She was formerly with the Health 
Center in Washington, D.C., when the 
opportunity to be a dietician in Florida 
presented itself. Mary seized the offer 
and recently wrote the Alumni Office 
that the work has been quite enjoyable. 
In prescribing a diet for her clientele 
for the reduction of weight, she did so 
well that Mary lost weight herself. 

Mary was in Cocoa, Florida; then it 
was heard that she had been to Tampa, 
Miami, and elsewhere — 'Tis a tough 

In College, she was active in many 
student affairs and a member of the 
Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. Mary expecU 
to be present for Alumni Day — here 
is a good opportunity to get more first- 
hand information about the Palmetto 


What about jobs for our seniors and 
graduates ? Many of the Alumni can 
be of tremendous help in this service. 
The Alumni Office has requested all 
seniors to fill out blanks in regard to 
possible employment after graduation 
indicating the type of work they desire. 
This permits us to answer promptly 
any requests received for students with 
particular training or experience. 

Alumni who know of any possibili- 
ties should notify the Alumni Office! 
that we might contact the personnel 
officer and arrange for interviews withj 

We, as fellow alumni, can greatly 
assist our seniors in this way and, at 
the same time, establish contacts 
which might lead to promotions and 
a better position for a fellow Alumnus. 

Any Alumnus who is out of employ- 
ment, or wishes to better his position, 
is requested to write the Alumni Office, 
giving his experience and desires as to 
other employment. 

A constant effort is being made by 
your Association to perfect this ser- 
vice, but everyone has got to help. 


C, and the newlyweds are living at 
2730 Chesapeake St., Washington, D. C. 
Medical — Leo J. Sklar, '37, now is a 
student at the Georgetown Medical 
School. His activities at Maryland 
were with the Rossbourg Club, Inter 
national Relations Club, M. C. A., In 
tramural football and basketball. 

Real Estate 








Tippett Building 

College Park 

Phone Greenwood 8674 

"Bozey" Berger, '32 

Howard Tippett. '28 
John R. Mitchell. "33 

Persona! Mention 

Birth — Mr. and Mrs. J. Alfred Kay 
have with them J. Alfred, Jr., born 
'November 21 last year at Trenton, N. 
J. Mrs. Kay was formerly Eleanor 
Baumel, '31, of Kappa Kappa Gamma 
and hails from Royal Oak, Md. Al is 
a member of the class of '35 and Sig- 
ma Nu. He is now engaged in the 
textile business in Trenton. The Kays 
'live at 1442 W. State St. in Trenton. 

Birth — Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Stabler 
are proud parents of William Drew, 
born December 21. Mrs. Stabler was 
formerly Miss Gladys Hawkins of 
Georgia. Mr. Stabler is a member of 
the class of '29. At the present he is 
Farm Superintendent of the Univer- 
sity's Experimental Farm. Stanley 
is a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho 
fraternity. The Stablers reside in 
College Park. 


Philadelphia^John T. O'Neill, '31, 
former president of the Student Gov- 
ernment, now a Captain in the District 
! National Guard, has been sent to Phil- 
adelphia for a six weeks course in the 
quarter-master school. His regular 
job is in the Engineering Division of 
the War Department. John married 
Jane Hammack, '31, a member of A. 0. 
Pi. They are residing in College 


Pocomoke — Bertha E. Cannon, '•'! •'!. 
an A. O. Pi and graduate in Home Eco- 
nomics is married and now living in 
Pocomoke City, Md. She is now Mrs. 
G. Russell Carter. 

Died A fatal automobile accident 

takes tin- life of Wayne Shepherd, '23, 

a resident of lierwyn and tin- BOD DI 
the late Judge Shepherd, former a 

taut attorney general under President 

Shepherd at the time of his death 
was special consultant for the I'. \\ . A. 

for Prince George County. 

He is a member of Alpha Tau Ome- 
ga fraternity and was very active in 
extra-curricular activities as a -In- 


Teaching — Florence Rea, '36, a mem- 
ber of Mortar Board and Tri De-It, now 
is teaching at Patterson Park Junior 
Hifjh School and is reported to be en- 

At Patterson Park we find another 
alumnus as principal. Norman Clark, 
'12, and still another teacher, Ruth 
Diggs, '32. 


Mason — Dr. Ray A. Vawter, '24, a 
graduate of the Dental School, has 
been elected worshipful master of 
Mount Hermon Lodge of Hyattsville. 
This position was previously held by 
Chas. E. Prince, '24. 

Nashville — Major J. P. Crawford, 
M. D., '93, was the University of Mary- 
land's representative at the inaugura- 
tion of Dr. 0. C Carmichal, of Vander- 
bilt University on February 5, 1938. 

Rochester— Roy B. Tansill, '30, is 
with the Household Finance Corpora- 
tion in Rochester, N. Y. He was a 
member of Phi Sigma Kappa, also a 
member of the "M" Club, having won 
his varsity award as a member of the 
baseball team. He was also active in 
many other extra-curricular activities. 

IV s a Mar u Id nd 
Tradition ! 

After the game, in the 
e\ en i ag, at lunch, at 
a n y and all times 
Marylandere gel to- 
gether you'll find thi 
at the Varsity Grill — 
newly renovated. V- 
school spirit cannot be 
par until you are a 
regular patron. 


The Varsity Grill 

E. F. ZALES \K. '2.-.. Proprietor 

Boston — Harry Clifton Byrd, Jr., 
'36, is in Boston, Mass., where hi 
employed by the Fuller Construction 
Co. Clifton, a member of Sigma Nu, 
is under another well-known Sijrma 
Nu, Jen-y H. Sullivan, vice-president 
of the company. Cliff is a graduate in 


Died — Prof. Frederic W. Oldenburg, 
prominent agronomist in the extension 
service of the University, succumbed 
following an automobile accident early 
in January. Professor Oldenburg came 
to the University in 1917 and has been 
connected with the Extension Service 
ever since. He was prominently known 
throughout the State as a man of emi- 
nent character. 

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« » Calling All Old Liners « » 


E. F. ZALESAK. '25 


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founder of the alumni assn. 

and First President 

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Saturday, May 21st, 1938 
College Park, Md. 

Special Five- Year Reunions— Classes '88, '93, '98, '03, '08, '13, '18, '23, '28, '33 

♦ ♦ ♦ 


Registration Begins, 9 A. M. Annual Meeting, 1 P. M. 

Class Reunions, 10.30 A.M. Lacrosse Game, 3.30 P.M. 

Buffet Luncheon, 12 Noon Alumni Dinner and Dance, 7 P. M. 

Fraternity and Sorority Receptions, 5-7 P. M. 




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M'lfll., 1938 

N utiiln' 

Alumni Association-University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 


Officers for 1937-38 

E. F. ZALESAK, '25, president 

College Park, Md. 

C. Walter Colo, '21, Vice-Presidenl G. F. Pollock, '23, Secretary-Treasurer 

Tow-son, Md. College Park, Md. 

Alumni Board 

(Note — The officers named above are also members of the Alumni Board) 
Reuben Brigham, '08, P. W. Chichester, '20, Education 

Arts and Sciences D. H. Adams, '28, Agriculture 

Cnailes V. Koons, '29, Engineering Ruth Miles, '31, Home Economies 

Members at Large 

Edith Bumside Whiteford, '29, Women's Rep. George Weber, '33, Men's Rep. 

G. F. Pollock, '23, Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly by the University of Maryland 
Alumni Association at College Park, Md., as second-class matter under the Act 
of Congress of March 3, 1879. 

Annual Alumni Association dues are $2.00. One year's subscription to 
Alumni News, 50 cents. 

Group Leaders 

Allegany County: E. Brooke Whiting, '98. President; Dr. Joseph Franklin, '21, Secretary, Cum- 
berland, Md. 

Baltimore County: C. Walter Cole, '21. President; H. IS. Derrick, '17; Secretary, Towson, Md. 

Baltimore City: Chester Tawney, '31, President, 4022 Roland Avenue; E. Gordon Hammond. "84, 
Secretary. 1023 W. Barre Street, Baltimore, Md. 

Caroline County: George W. Clendaniel, '20. President, Denton; Dr. Maurice A. Brackett, '21, 
Treasurer, Denton; Mrs. George W. Clendaniel. '21, Secretary, Denton. 

Harford County: W. B. Munnikhuyson. '14, President; H. M. Carroll, '20, Secretary, Bel Air, Md. 

Frederick County: J. Homer Remsberg, '18, President; Henry R. Shoemaker, '17. Secretary, 
Frederick, Md. 

New York City: Donald Kieffer, '30, President, 195 Broadway; Sarah Morris, '25, Secretary. 
140 E. G3rd Street, New York City. 

Philadelphia: A. Moulton McNutt. '06, President, 413 Cooper Street, Camden, N. J.; J. P. Mudd, 
'07, Secretary, 173 Manheim Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pittsburgh: E. Minor Wenner, '27, President, 1111 Gladys Avenue: Dr. A. A. Krieger, '32, Sec- 
retary, Highland Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Washington, D. C: J. Douglas Wallop, '19. President, 6139 N. Dakota Avenue. N. W. ; C. Vincent 
Koons, '29, Secretary, 419 Fourth Street, N. E., Washington. 

Washington County: Hon. Henry Holzapfel, Jr., '93, President, Hagerstown. Md. ; L. G. Mathias, 
'23, Secretary, Hagerstown, Md. 

"M" Club Officers and Board Members 

President — Dr. A. A. Parker, '04. 
Vice-President — Donald H. Adams. 


Secretary-Treas.— Dr. E. N. Cory. 'Oil. 
Historian- Bob Hill. '26. 


Baseball— G. F. Pollock, '28. 
Basket-ball— H. B. Shipley, '14. 
Boxing — Victor Wingate, '35. 
Lacrosse — James Stevens, '19. 
Track— Lewis W. Thomas. '28. 

Tennis— James Shumate, '17. 
Cross Co. — Charles Remsberg, '26. 
Football— Kirk Besley, '23. 
At Large— Dr. E. B. Friedenwald, '03. 
Dr. A. W. Valentine. '04 

Cover Picture 

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inn should bring back many fond 
memot iea of <linis among I ■ I I ■ 

nlil campus "On the Hill" hails i 
return to th* fa miliat set tu - a i 
friends on Saturday, May 21, tfu an- 
nual gathering o) all formei stud* 


"Smilin' Through" 

The heading seems to be an adequate 

one to follow the Alumni Reunion an- 
nouncement. This time it mean- the 
title of a play to he presented by the 
Footlight Club on the evenings of May 
12-13-14 in the auditorium. All alum- 
ni are invited to attend. Ticket- may 
be had by writing direct to Ralph 
Williams, Campus. Price of admis- 
sion is 40 cents. 

The Club just finished an excellent 
presentation of a mystery play entitled, 
"On the Night of January 16th." The 
play received many complimentary re- 
marks. Directing the Club is an alum- 
nus of the University — Ralph I. Wil- 
liams, '33, assistant Dean of Men. 

Alumni Board 
Proposes Amendment 

At a recent meeting- of the Alumni 
Board the following amendment was 
passed after considerable discussion. 
for presentation at the annual meet- 
ing to be held May 21. The Board 
received a plan for organization from 
C. V. Koons, chairman of the Organi- 
zation Committee, and C. Walter Cole, 
chairman of the Finance Committee. 

It is proposed by the Board to amend 
the by-law providing that alumni dues 
be increased to $3.00 per year. The 
purpose of this increase is to assist 
the various groups in the organization 
plan to properly promote their meet- 
ing. Instead of having group dues the 
group will receive a proportionate 
share of the dues received from its 
members by the General Association. 
The Board feels thai this does not 
place any extra expenses on alumni 
members and it will help promote more 
organized groups. 

Maryland Alumni News | Iff 

Annual Spring Dinner 
For New York Group 


rVN SATURDAY, MAY 14, the Mary- 

^ land Alumni Club of New York 
will hold its Spring Dinner at the Shel- 
ton Hotel, 49th Street 
and Lexington Avenue. 
A most interesting 
evening has been plan- 
ned by the Dinner Com- 
mittee, headed by Dr. 
McCall Anderson, Gen- 
eral Chairman. 

Many New York 
Alumni are planning to 
attend the Army-Mary- 
land track meet at West 
Point on the afternoon 
preceding the dinner. The group plans 
to leave West Point in ample time to 
attend the dinner that night in New 


Following a reception at 6:30 and 
the dinner at 7:30 the Club will elect 
officers for the ensuing year. Harry 
D. Watts, '02, prominent New York 
contractor, will act as Toastmaster. 
The principal speakers will be two 
outstanding alumni, well-known to all 
alumni. Dr. L. B. Broughton, '02, re- 
cently appointed Dean of the College 
of Arts and Sciences will address the 
gathering on "The University's Aca- 
demic Program." "Swede" Epply, now 
Dean of Men and Director of Athletics, 
will speak on "The University's Extra- 
curricular Program." 

Lieutenant Governor 

The Club will be most fortunate in 
having as a guest of honor the Lieuten- 
ant-Governor of the State of New 
York, Hon. M. William Bray. 

Other guests will include E. F. Zale- 
sak, '25, president of the Alumni As- 
sociation, and George F. Pollock, the 
Alumni Association's secretary-treas- 

Maryland March 

Another feature of the evening will 
be the presentation of a new Maryland 
March written by Dr. Richard Pag- 
nelli, '02, prominent New York physi- 
cian. Doctor Pagnelli is chairman of 
the Entertainment Committee and has 
arranged for Eugene Cibelli, well- 
known tenor, to sing "Maryland, My 
Maryland." Other entertainment fea- 
tures are planned for presentation 
during dinner. 

Assisting Drs. Anderson and Pag- 
nelli in their work, are Grace Laeleger, 
'28, William R. Maslin, '09, J. Temple 
Knotts, '25, Charles Berry, '34, and 
John Bourke, '35. 

Reservations for the dinner at $1.75 
per person may be sent to Miss Sarah 
E. Morris, Secretary-Treasurer of the 
Club at 310 East 44th Street, New 
York City. 


Club Secretary 

Student Government 
Elections For 38-39 

In recent elections for student gov- 
ernment posts, Edwin Johnson, '39, of 
Germantown, Maryland, was elected 
president of the Student Government 
Association. Ed is a member of Phi 
Delta Theta. Vice-presidency of the 
Association went to Gus Warfield, '39, 
of College Park. The only coed post 
in the Student Government Associa- 
tion, that of secretary, went to Fred- 
erica Waldman, '39, of Washington, 
D. C, a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. 

Joe Peaslee, '39, of Washington, a 
member of Phi Delta Theta, was elect- 
ed president of the Men's League while 
Helen Reindollar, '39, of Baltimore, 
won the presidency of the Women's 
League. Vice-presidency of the Wo- 
men's League went to Nancy Anders, 
'39, of Delta Delta Delta and Bess 
Paterson, '40, of Towson, Maryland, a 
member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, was 
elected secretary. 

Outstanding Events 

Two of the largest crowds ever to 
attend special convocations on the 
campus were present when Maryland 
Day, March 25, was celebrated and 
when Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt visit- 
ed the campus to speak to the student 
body and faculty. 

More than seven thousand people 
were on hand to hear Mrs. Roosevelt. 
It was necessary to install amplifiers 
in the stadium to take care of the over- 
flow of Ritchie Coliseum. Mrs. Roose- 
velt talked on the place for college 
graduates in the social uplift in many 
sections of our country. 

Maryland Day 

On Maryland Day, March 25, the 
Ritchie Coliseum was jammed to ca- 
pacity to hear Governor Nice and other 
State officials speak on the traditions 
of Maryland originating from the 
granting of the charter over three hun- 
dred years ago. Students from the 
Montgomery Blair High School de- 
picted the granting of the charter in 
a costume episode. 

The Governor pointed to our re- 
sponsibility as a citizen of Maryland 
in his address, saying, "Let us pledge 
ourselves to the democratic principles 
under which Maryland was founded." 

The program of the day began with 
a review of the R. O. T. C. unit of 
1,000 members by His Excellency, the 
Governor, and other State officials. 
Following the exercises a holiday from 
all classes was declared by President 
Byrd in observance of Maryland Day. 

New York Group 
Going To Princeton 

A large group of Alumni living in 
metropolitan New York and northern 
New Jersey are planning to give vo- 
ciferous support to the Maryland la- 
crosse team when the Old Line stick 
wielders meet Princeton on Saturday, 
May 7, at Princeton. 

Maryland and Princeton were co- 
holders of the National Intercollegiate 
Lacrosse Championship last year and 
this match will undoubtedly adhere to 
the Indian traditions of the game and 
be a "scalp raiser." 

Information regarding plans of the 
New York group for their trip to 
Princeton may be obtained from J. 
Donald Kieffer, President of the New 
York group, at the American Tele- 
phone and Telegraph Company in New 
York City. 



April, 1938 

Grand Reunion for All Old Liners 


SATURDAY, MAY 21, "On the Hill" 
^ will be the 46th annual reunion of the 
Alumni Association which was started 
by Melvin C. Hazen, '88, the first presi- 
dent, who this year will be celebrating 
the 50th anniversary of his gradu- 
ation. Mr. Hazen, now chairman of 
the Board of Commissioners of Wash- 
ington, D. C, will spend the entire day 
on the campus and promises a full 
class attendance. He was also captain 
of Maryland's first baseball team to 
make a collegiate record. 

Class of '13 

Another class which has reached the 
quarter-century mark is that of 1913. 
In this class is the one who brought 
lacrosse to the campus, E. E. Powell. 
Lacrosse at Maryland is now in its 
28th successful year thanks to Mr. 
Powell. Another alumnus who played 
a large part in the origin of lacrosse 
at Maryland will also be on hand, W. 
Graham Cole, '10. Both Powell and 
Cole will take part in a ceremony 
which will start the Hopkins-Mary- 
land game on that day. 

Dr. Byrd to Speak 

The day's program will begin at 
9 A. M. with registration in the Uni- 

versity Gymnasium as headquartei 

Class reunions will convene ai 10:30, 
the place to he announced at the 
registration desk. At 12, noon, a buf- 
fet luncheon will be served in tin- gym- 
nasium at a nominal cost, followed 
by the annual meeting. President 
Zalesak promises a most interesting 
meeting with several new innovations 
in the program. Dr. II. ('. I'.yrd, 'OS, 
will he asked to address the Associ- 
ation on the new building program. 
Group and class reports "ill also be 
heard. .Music and singing of school 
songs will be a new feature. 


At 3:30 P. M. the Hopkins-Mary- 
land lacrosse game will begin in Byrd 
Stadium. Hopkins, one of Maryland's 
oldest athletic rivals, is especially 
adept at lacrosse and has held a top 
perch in former years. 

Alumni Dinner 

Following the lacrosse game an hour 
and a half will be for sightseeing about 
the campus, attending receptions by 
fraternity and sorority. A chance to 
make use of the facilities in the men's 
and women's dormitories will allow 

tidying up for the Alumni Dinnei at 7 
o'clock. A special ai i angement I 
b ■ n made to have th< Hnivei j Li- 
brary open at a rendezvous foi old 
Liners. Here ample r< I m facili- 
ties are available. The Library i only 
a -tone's throw from the Dining Ball, 

where the dinner Will he held. Fid- 
lowing the dinner and mixer, a dance 
will be held in the University Gym, 
sponsored by the student- and alumni. 


Special entertainment will be pro- 
vided at the dinner by students who 
played leading roles in the various stu- 
dent functions held on the campus dur- 
ing the past year as well as talented 

All Alumni are expected to bring 
their families with them to the Alumni 
Dinner. Alumni who have sons or 
daughters now attending the Univer- 
sity are especially urged to have them 
attend the dinner. The classes of '08 
and '13 have already had several com- 
mittee meetings in making arrange- 
ments for their reunions. 

The day will not be complete with- 
out every alumnus! 

Celebrating Their Twenty-fifth Reunion 








Maryland Alumni News 

Phi Sigma Kappa Celebrates Founders Day 




On March 19, the Eta Chapter of Phi 
Sigma Kappa and the Eta Alumni As- 
sociation held a joint Founders Day 
Banquet at the Kenwood Country Club. 
Some thirty or more Alumni and the 
active chapter were present for the 

The fraternity was founded at the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College in 
1873 and was first established in the 
University of Maryland in the Balti- 
more Schools in 1897 and in 1923 the 
active chapter was transferred to Col- 
lege Park. 

Among the Alumni present were: 
Gilbert Morgan, '07; Edgar F. Russell, 
'22; Mason Albrittian, '23; Ernest 
Graves, '23; J. Philip Schaeffer, '23; 
William E. Zepp, '23; Everett C. 
Embry, '23; Selwyn L. Powers, '25; 
Herbert S. Schaeffer, '26; Roger 
O'Donnell, '27; John L. Bischoff, '31; 
Herbert 0. Eby, '32; C. W. Rinehart, 
'32; John P. Huebsch, '33; James M. 
Mason, '33; John Mc Williams, '34; Wil- 
liam B. Rafferty, '34; C. H. Ludwig, 
'35; Ralph W. Ruffner, '35; William 0. 
Buckingham, '36; R. L. Lutz, '36; and 
William M. Reading, '36. 

Dentists Organize 

When the Southern Maryland State 
Dental Society was oiganized recently, 
Maryland graduates played an impor- 
tant part. Dr. George Clendenin, '24, 
of Bethesda, was elected president. 
Prior to this the members of the new 
organization were members of the Dis- 
trict of Columbia branch of the Amer- 
ican Dental Society. The new organi- 
zation is the second largest in the 
State, being preceded only by Balti- 
more City. 

Kappa's Alumnae 
Hold Party 

The Gamma Phi Alumna? Chapter of 
Kappa Kappa Gamma held a supper 
and bridge party at the Fairfax Hotel 
in Washington on March 23. 

On May 18 the second annual ban- 
quet of the same organization will be 
held at the Continental Hotel in Wash- 
ington. The active chapter will be 
guests of the association. Many in- 
teresting features of entertainment 
will be presented by girls of the active 

Vocational Advisor 

Stanleigh Jenkins, '28, is the voca- 
tional advisor for the Boys Club of 
Washington, with his office located in 
the new $20,000 club building at 17th 
and Massachusetts Ave., S.E. Stanleigh 
received this appointment in February 
and now has four clubs under his guid- 
ance. He directs the social and recre- 
ational activities for more than 4,000 
members. In addition he has the care 
of many underprivileged youths and 
parole boys from juvenile court of the 
District of Columbia. 

Classmates Marry 

Louise Hersperger, '33, a member of 
Kappa Kappa Gamma and Lloyd Jones, 
'33, a member of Sigma Phi Sigma, 
were married in December, 1937. Both 
r>re teaching school in the Montgomery 
County High Schools. Louise was very 
active in coed athletics. Lloyd is a 
former diamond star and a member of 
the "M" Club. 

Alumni Cheer Boxers 

Nearly fifty Alumni from New York 
and vicinity cheered the Maryland box- 
ing team in its bout with Rutgers. 

Before the bouts a number of Alumni 
had dinner at the Woodrow Wilson 
Hotel. Colonel Harvey L. Miller and 
Captain William H. Maglin, Maryland 
boxing coaches, were the guests of 

James T. Knotts, Jr., '24, was chair- 
man of the committee managing the 
function and was ably assisted by Chief 
Beatty, '27, and Ed Juska, '25. J. 
Donald Kieffer, '30, president of the 
New York group, presided. 

Home Demonstration 
Agent Appointed 

The University Extension Service 
announces the appointment of Miss 
Agnes Soper, as Home Demonstration 
Agent at large for the State. Her 
duties will be to assist all home demon- 
stration agents and specialists when 
extra work is being carried on such 
as camps, training schools, rallies, and 
achievement days. 

Miss Soper is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity in 1935, and has had two years' 
experience teaching and working in the 
Bureau of Home Economics. She has 
all credits completed for her Master's 
degree with the exception of her the- 
sis, which probably will be ready by 

Miss Soper's official headquarters 
will be at College Park according to 
Miss Venia M. Kellar, Assistant Di- 
rector of the Extension Service. 

April, 1938 

Maryland Grads 
Making Good 

For several years the Carnegie-Illi- 
nois Steel Corporation has been enlist- 
ing many college graduates as train- 
ees. This past year 70 boys from va- 
rious eastern colleges were selected, 
there have been several layoffs but all 
four Maryland boys have survived and 
wire recently given promotions. In 
fact, all Maryland buys who have gone 
with the company in the past three 
rears are still with them. Joe Bogen 
and Johnny Dye, '34, have been trans- 
ferred to the temper mills in the new 
$(J0,000,000 urban project. Lewis Cil.b- 
and Gardner Brooks are now in the 
sales course. Charles Furtnoy, '157, is 
ja special engineer at the Vandergrift, 
Pennsylvania plant. Luther Brotmar- 
kle is in the observation corps of the 
manufacturing division. 

Old Maid's Club 

Boys! Oh! Boys! Here is the Old 
Maid's Club of Maryland Alumna. 
Call any one of the following to locate 
the Club's meeting place. They may 
give you the pass word. The members 
are: Janet Weidemann. '37, June 
Barnesley, '37, Ruth Kreiter, '37, and 
Rosella Gengnagel, '37. They are just 
last year's graduates. 

Good At Insurance 

A member of the class of '31 and an 
active undergraduate, James R. Troth, 
has been recognized as one of the lead- 
ing representatives of the Home Life 
Insurance Company of New York. He 
led the Vernon W. Holleman Agency, 
in Washington, D. C, and was ninth 
among all representatives for his Com- 
pany during the month of March. 

Bob is a member of the President's 
Club, which recognizes accomplish- 
ments during the 18-month period pri- 
or to January, 1938. 

He and his wife, the former Jose- 
phine Symons of the class of '33, are 
now living on "Evelyn Place" in Col- 
lege Park. 


Births — Captain and Mrs. Joseph 
Burger, '25-'28, have a new daughter, 
Eleanor Sedgewick, born on April 4. 
It is the second for the Burgers, who 
already have a boy. Captain Burger 
just recently returned from a tour of 
dutv in China. 

Our History Makers 

By G. W. FOGG, '26 


(Dec. lit). L794-Apr. 17. L830) 
OKOHAKLY the career of do man 
testifies so eloquently to the early 
efficiency and tneril of t * i » - University 
of .Mai viand .Medical School as that of 
John D. Godman. In a short life of 36 
years, the last two of which were in the 
la>t stages of consumption, he wrote 
the first original systematic treatise on 

American Natural History ever pub- 
lished (•'> volumes, octavo I. he trans- 
lated medical articles from the French, 
Latin, and German, he contributed reg- 
ularly to several periodicals, and spenl 
six years teaching medicine. 

He was born in Annapolis, Decem- 
ber 20, 1794, the son of a Revolutionary 
naval officer. Orphaned at five, he was 
cared for by various relatives until he 
was 17, when he was bound out as an 
apprentice to a printer. In 1814 he 
joined the Navy and was present at 
the bombardment of Fort McHenry. 
After the war, he began the study of 
medicine and graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in 1818 at the 
head of his class. He received a gold 
medal for the best Latin thesis. 

For the next three years he prac- 
ticed medicine in Pennsylvania and 
Maryland. In 1821 he married Angeli- 
ca, daughter of Rembrandt Peale, and 
departed to Cincinnati where he taught 
in the Medical College of Ohio and ed- 
ited the first issues of Western Quar- 
terly Reporter of Medical and Physical 
Science, the first medical journal pub- 
lished west of the Alleghanies. 

He returned to Philadelphia and as- 
sumed chaige of the Philadelphia 
School of Anatomy. He remained in 
Philadelphia the rest of his life, and 
in addition to teaching he edited the 
American Journal of the Medical Sci- 
ences, contributed articles to Friend, a 
Philadelphia magazine, and wrote for 
the Encyclopedia Americana. 

His tubercular difficulties became 
acute, and after a fruitless trip to the 
West Indies, he returned to his Ger- 
mantown home which he never left 
again. He died April 17, 1830, at the 
age of 36. 

He is described by contemporaries as 
a person of unusually charming per- 
sonality, a brilliant lecturer, and an 
indefatigable scholar. 

Basketers, Boxers, 
Riflemen Honored 

Maryland hoi -d th< 


the dining hall al th< Ui on 

the evening of Apr ii 
Lettei i went io 3 i in 

1) ill. lid i lib- and num. i :> I al .. 

w ei e pi e ented to fre hmen athli 

111 the . pa I line 

Coachei Heinie Millei of b 

Bui ton Shipley of I. , 1. I hall and Ma 

jor .lone- of i iii«- made ' he p 
tiona to their charges. 

Boxing Bennj \ Ipi . leln, Nathan 
Rob ' ■ Bi adli •• .1 "in... N i . i . 

■i Jo di Pi alta, 'Jo • ph Hew 
on. Richai .1 Johnson, 'Ralph Peal 
William -I M. Wiiiiimi 

Ba ket-ball Franci Beam r, Adam Bangop- 
chea, Coli man il :■ Hi ) . Eddii Ji 
Knepley, 'John McCarthy, Per im.i' Horn 
Mil ton Mulitz. William Rea, 'Waverlj Whet 
'Logan Schutz, and Jam 

Collin-. Freshman manager. 

Kill. »R. L. Mattingly, 'Ralph Collins, «G. V 
Bowman. *K. I). Evai G E Meel I- W. 
Riley, Robert Laughead, W. P. Davis, .1 M 
Lanigan, 'Harry Killer, varsity manager. 

('Seniors and recipient! of gold awards.) 


Married — The well known Ed Christ- 
mas, 2(5, and Mary Jane McCurdy. '28, 
took the matrimonial plunge on I le- 
t-ember 2<i. Mary Jane is a member of 
Kappa Kappa Gamma and the coed 
honor society Mortar Board. For sev- 
eral years she was assistant director 
of the Dining Hall and now is with the 
National Geographic Society in Wash- 
ington, D. C. Ed, the dining hall mo- 
gul, is an ardent admirer of horses and 
it is believed that he now is in that 
business. The newlyweds are living 
in Laurel. 

Married— Miss Edith Louise Stiles, 
'36, a member of the Gaithersburg 

High School faculty and Mr. A Hie Mes- 
ser of Laytonsville, Md., were recently 
married. Mrs. Messer is a graduate 
of the College of Education. Both Mr. 
and Mrs. Messer have taken an active 
part in the 4-H Club work in Mont- 
gomery County. 


Married — J. Harry McCarthy. Jr.. 
'37, a Sigma Phi Sigma, married Miss 
Norma Lorenz of Ohio, a Chi Omega 
from Dennison College. June Wil- 
coxon, '35, of Washington. I). C, was 
the maid of honor. 

Married Miss Barbara Bobson, and 
Mr. Ludwig Cominito stepped off re- 
cently and united. They now are liv- 
ing in Arlington. Virginia. 

8 Maryland Alumni News 


| By W. H. ("Bill") HOTTEL 

Spring Sport Teams Get Off To Good Start » 



TT WAS MADE evident in the early 
events of the schedule that the Terp 
spring athletic combinations would 
compile a fine record during the cam- 
paign that will come to a close the 
latter part of May, with the exception 
of one baseball game with George- 
town in Washington on June 4. 

When this was written there had 
been a total of 23 contests staged in 
baseball, tennis, track and lacrosse 
and the Terrapins had walked off with 
17 victories. While it cannot be ex- 
pected that this percentage would be 
maintained to the finish, it is more 
than likely that a majority of the re- 
maining tilts will be placed on the 
right side of the ledger. 

Tennis Team 
Sets Pace 

The best tennis team that Maryland 
has had in years was setting the pace 
with a clean slate of four victories 
when this was typed for Rosy Pollock's 
periodical, and no immediate snags 
were in sight for the racketers, who 
are being led by two ace sophs, Allie 
Ritzenberg and Nate Askin. 

In fact, with the exception of Navy 
and Penn State, to be met late in the 
season, the Terp netmen may be ex- 
pected to win all their other matches, 
maybe one of these. 

The ball team, save for uncertain 
pitching, is easily up to the Maryland 
standard and if the moundsmen, plenty 
in numbers, hit their stride, the going 
will be tough for any opponnent. Only 
one real blow was struck the Terps. 
This was when they dropped a double- 
header to Duke at Durham on Easter 
Monday and suffered a setback to any 
hopes they may have entertained of 
winning the Southern Conference 

Notable victories earlier were scored 
over Vermont, Ohio State, Cornell, 
Penn State and Virginia. 

Track Records 

The track team not only won four of 
its first five meets but a pair of Uni- 
versity records were shattered in the 
process. Virginia Tech, Washington 

and Lee, V. M. I. and William and 
Mary, all Southern Conference foes, 
were beaten, the only defeat coming 
from a powerful Michigan State team 
that came East on an Easter vacation 

Coleman Headley, that dependable 
veteran, was one of the record break- 
ers, twice stepping the mile in home 
meets in 1:56.8, showing better form 
in his last competitive season for the 
Terps than ever before in his career. 

Jim Kehoe, classy soph distance 
man, was the other to register a new 
mark, the Bel Air lad running the 
two miles in the remarkable time of 
9:35.6, clipping nearly 27 seconds off 
the old record. His triumph was scor- 
ed in the Michigan State meet. Veteran 
Frank Cronin, who runs various events 
and pole vaults, also was doing yeoman 
service and piling up points as in the 


Contests to be held by various Mary- 
land teams after Field Day are as fol- 

Varsity Baseball 



Virginia Tech 



North Carolina 






V. M. I. 



Washington College 



-Georgetown. Washington 

Varsity Lacrosse 

May 7- Princeton, Princeton 

May 14 Navy. Annapolis 

May 21 - Johns Hopkins I Alumni Day) 

Varsity Track 

May 14 Army, West Point 
May 21 Southern Conference Meet. 
Durham. N. C. 

Varsity Tennis 

May 11 Navy. Annapolis 

May 11 Georgetown 

May II! Washington and Lee 

May 18- Penn State, State College 

Tough Road 
For Stickmen 

The lacrosse team had registered 
victories over Swarthmore, Harvard 
and Penn State to run their streak in 
collegiate ranks to 19 straight. 

Mount Washington, the powerful 
Baltimore Club team, was the outfit 
to place a black mark on the Terps' 
early season record. 

Too much, though, cannot be ex- 
pected of the stickmen in their tough 
late-season games, as Jack Faber had 
to rebuild practically his entire de- 
fense, and he lost Charlie Ellinger, 
the best attack man in college for 
three years. - 

Navy, which is to be met at Annap- 
olis May 14, appears as the team to 
beat for the title this year, but games 
with Rutgers and Princeton that pre- 
cede the clash with Middies, are test- 
ing battles. Princeton lost only to 
Navy when the Middies broke a tie in 
the last period. 

Varsity squads along with the fresh- 
men aggregations in the same sports, 
crowd the spacious fields and make 
an inspiring sight in the art of keep- 
ing fit. 

In Penn Carnival 

Maryland trackmen were to run in 
two relay races and two individual 
events in the Penn Carnival at Phila- 
delphia on April 29 and 30. 

Edwin Miller was to try his luck in 
the high jump, Halbert Evans was to 
compete in the 400-meter high hurdles, 
a distance medley quartet was to be 
made up of Frank Cronin running the 
440, Coleman Headley the 880, Jim 
Kehoe the three-quarters and Mason 
Chronister the mile, and a Class B mile 
four or a 2-mile team also was to 

If the Class B title mile were chosen 
Cronin, Bill Thies, Alan Miller and 
Evans represented the Terps. If Coach 
Geary Eppley decided on a 2-mile 
team it was composed of Joe Peaslee, 
Headley, Kehoe and Chronister. 

Eppley's decision hinged on the 
showing of a couple of his athletes in 

April, 1938 


Front row (left to right) — Carl ('line, Oscar Duley, Shorty Chumbris, Bengoechea, Eddie Johnson. Second 
row — Robert Burns, Joe Crisafull. Waverly Wheeler, Charles Weidinger, Silverman. George Knepley, Marl Sprin- 
ger. Back row — Hugh Keller, Mike Surgent. Bill Bryant, Kyle Ruble, Bill Steiner, John Boyda. Lefty Chumbris, 
Pershing Mondorff, George Wood, absent. 

Record Entry List 
For Meet Expected 

A record list of entries was in pros- 
pect for the schoolboy track and field 
competition that features the annual 
Field Day at College Park on Satur- 
day, May 7. 

Interest was greater than at any 
time in recent years and a determined 
attack will be made on the records, 
some of which stood for long periods. 

There will be the complete list of 13 
events — 100,- 220,- and 440-yard dash- 
es, 880 and mile runs; 120 high and 
220 low hurdles, 12-pound shot, high 
and broad jumps, javelin and discus 
throws and pole vault — for the open 
Interscholastic part of the program. 

In addition, there will be a special 
relay race for the members of the 
Maryland Interscholastic Association 
for the State championship. 

As usual, there also will be eight 
events closed to the county high schools 
of the State. These are the 100,- 220,- 
and 440-yard dashes, the 880-yard run, 
the 12-pound shot, high and broad jump 
and a half-mile relay race. 

The relay will be run in two sections, 
one for schools of enrollment of less 
than 100 and one for those with stu- 
dents exceeding that number. 

Gold, silver and bronze medals will 
be awarded for the first three places 
in the scholastic events, medals will go 
to each member of the winning relay, 

leading teams in each class will get ;'. 
trophy, while the individual high S( 
ers in each section will receive a gold 

Field Day Meet Records 

Open Events 

100-yard dash— 0:09.8, Brooke Brewer (St. Albans), 1915. 
120-yard high hurdles— 0:15.8, Monroe Emmerich (Tech, 1). C), 193B 
220-yard dash— 0:22.4, Brooke Brewer (St. Albans), 1915. 
Mile run— 4:33.4, Al Crowley (Allentown Prep), 1930. 
440-yard dash— 0:51, Roy Smith (Long Branch, N. J. High). 1931. 
220-yard low hurdles— 0:25.8, Monroe Emmerich (Tech, I). C). 1935. 
880-yard run— 1 :59.4, Steve Reeves (Mercersburg), L936. 
Maryland Interscholastic mile relay — 3:34.2, (Baltimore City Col- 
lege), 1937. 
12-pound shotput— 55 ft. 6 ' L . in., Edward Beetham (Mercersburg), 1937. 
High jump— G ft. 1 in., Edwin Miller (Eastern High, D. C). 1934, 
Discus throw — 135 ft. 4% in., Edward Beetham (Mercersburg), L937. 

Javelin throw— 176 ft. 3 in., Krupp (Mercersburg), 1937. 

Pole vault— 11 ft. 3 in., Alvin Webster (Harrisonburg. Va. High), 1935. 
Broad jump — 23 ft., Lawrence Sullivan (Baltimore Poly). 1916. 

County High Events 

100-yard dash— 0:10.2, Francis McLaughlin (Towson High), 1932. 
220-yard dash -0:23.4, Francis McLaughlin (Towson High), 1932. 
880-yard run— 2:03.:',, Tom Fields (Hyattsville High). 1937. 
440-yard dash— 0:53.2, Jack Archer (Bel Air High), 1933. 
12-pound shotput— 46 ft. 3% in.. Bill Ford (Jarrettsville High). 1937. 
High Jump— 5 ft. 9% in., Charlie Irwin (Bel Air High). 1936 
Broad jump — 21 ft. 8 in.. Hairy Lewis (Annapolis High), 1935. 
Half-mile relay— 1 :34.8, (Bel Air High), 1934. 


Maryland Alumni News 

Birth — Mrs. Norma Rowe Brogdon, 
'31, of Luttrell Avenue, Hyattsville, 
announces the birth of a son, Jarrott 
Alfred Brogdon, in October, 1937. 

Kiwanis — Dorothy Allen, '36, has a 
splendid position as assistant secre- 
tary of the Kiwanis Club of Washing- 
ton, with headquarters in the May- 
flower Hotel. 


Washington, D. C. — Robert A. Dun- 
nigan, '35, is with the United States 
Census Bureau in Washington, D. C. 
Bob is a former R. 0. T. C. Captain and 
a graduate in Engineering. 

Income — With the Income Estates of 
America in Washington, D. C, we find 
Captain Roswell R. Boyer, '29, and Er- 
nest H. Shipley, '29. Boyer was for- 
merly with the C.C.C. and the Coast 
Guard. Shipley was formerly located 
in Baltimore. 

Engagement — Helen Farrington, '33, 
of Chevy Chase, Md., a member of 
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, and 
Danr Larner, are to be married in the 


Died — On December 3, Miss Elsie M. 
Stewart of Lanham, Md., passed away. 
Miss Stewart was formerly with the 
Sherwin Williams Company of Wash- 


Degree — Alvin Hurd Willis, '37, 
graduate of the engineering school, is 
now in Austin, Texas, doing work on 
his master's degree at the University 
of Texas. 


Credit — Milo Sonen, '37, former star 
trackster, is now located with the Re- 
tail Credit Company in Washington, 
D. C. Milo is a member of Phi Sigma 


Married — When this was written, 
the final step had not been taken but 
the writer had received an invitation to 
witness the act. Winifred Kerstetter, 


For the aid of some worthy student through the medium of a scholarship, 
the Alumni Office has inaugurated a magazine subscription service. A student 
will handle the subscription solicitation and the agent's commission wil be 
credited to the scholarship fund for the Alumni Association to award as a 

It will not cost you any more to enter a subscription in this way because 
any price offered by any publishing company can be met through this office. 
By entering your subscription through the Alumni Office, you will be contribut- 
ing to a worthy cause at no additional cost. 

Technical, scientific, and popular magazines— all of which are available 
through this service . If you will take a look at the magazines to which you are 
now subscribing, you will find an expiration date with your address. Fill out the 
attached blank giving name and date of expiration; we will do the rest. Do not 
delay, but write the Alumni Office today. 

I am at present subscribing to the following magazines. 

Name Expiration Date 

I am interested in subscribing to the following. 



'35, and Frederick Howe Cutting, '34, j 
will take the matrimonial step on April 
30 at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church 
in College Park. Winifred is with the 
Soil Conservation Department of the 
University and Fred is an engineer for 
the Davis Safety Engineering Com- 1 

Bank — In Cumberland we find Dan 
Willard, '36, winner of second honors 
in the College of Arts and Science, in 
the Second National Bank. Dan has 
returned to serve his hometown. 

Investments — Miss Doris Busick, '37, 
paid the campus a visit. She now is 
with the Fidelity Investment Associa- 
tion of Baltimore. Miss Busick has also 
attended Hood College and Alabama 
University which was a definite part 
of her educational plan. She was not 
specializing but merely observing so- 
ciology and psychology as demonstrat- 
ed by people of different sections in 
so far as this would help her in her 
educational ambition. She may add 
Southern California, Maine, or Chicar- 
go to her list. 


Married — On the evening of April 
13, at the hour of seven-thirty, Earl 
Lester Edwards, '34, and Martha At- 
kinson Cannon, '35, were married in 
the Emory Episcopal Church in Wash- 
ington, D. C. Ed, a practicing attor- 
ney in Washington, is a member of the 
Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Martha, 
a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, hails 
from Takoma Park, Md. Several Mary- 
land Alumnae were in the wedding- 
party and quite a large contingent 
from the campus attended. 

Visitors — Two recent visitors from 
among the old timers were C. W. Cair- 
nes, '94, retired commander of the 
U. S. Coast Guard and W. F. Matting- 
ly, '98. They made a sight seeing trip 
of the campus and declared they would 
be on hand for Alumni Day, Saturday, 
May 21. 


Birth — Mr. and Mrs. John Wallis 
Scott, Jr., are the proud parents of a 
daughter, Jannette Lee, born last fall. 
Mrs. Scott was formerly Miss Dorothy 
Shipley, '33, of Westfield, New Jersey. 
The Scotts now are living in Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 


Electrolux— A. G. Prangley, '25, a 
graduate in Engineering and Law, now 
is with the Electrolux Co., Inc., Old 
Greenwich, Conn. 

rio Of Maryland Track Record Holders 

Frank Cronin, of Bel Air, Md. 

Cronin holds the University marks of 49.2 for the 440 and 11 feel l :; i inches 
>r the pole vault. He is a senior. He also runs the 100 and 220 and anchor on 
ie mile relay quartet. 

All three of the track aces pictured here will compete against Rutgers when 
ie annual Field Day is held in Byrd Stadium on Saturday, May 7. 

Coleman Headley, 
of College Park, Md. 

Headley, completing his final season 
for the Terps, holds the records of 1:56.8 
for the 880 yard run and 4:20.9 for the 
mile. He also runs on the relay team. 


'RACK: (Field events start at 1 o'clock and running events at 
1.30). Thirteen open interscholastic events and eight 
closed to county high schools of the State, 
and a duel meet between Rutgers 
and Maryland varsity teams 
to be run con- 


TENNIS: (1.30)— Maryland vs. Catholic University 

BASEBALL: (3.30)— Maryland vs. Washington and Lee 

TENNIS: (10.30 A. M.)— Maryland Freshmen vs. Tech High 

One admission of 75 cents will be charged for all of the events 
and it will be necessary to have the ticket for the ball game 

Edwin Miller, 
of Washington, D. C. 

He leaped 6 feet -''''i inches to establish 
the University mark and also runs in the 
sprint events. He is a junior. 

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Alumni News 


Baseball Team of 1887 — First Athletic Team to Make History — Melvin C. Hazen, Captain 

The Old Barracks, Built In 1859— Destroyed By Fire 1912 

Front Cover Picture 

An old flame never dies! Here is a 
scene from the campus "On the Hill" 
which is remembered by every former 
student. It is looking toward Morrill 
Hall into the old oaks. Here many a 
courtship has started. Here the fresh- 
men have been oriented for years. 
Here many final goodbyes have been 
said by parting classmates, "Till we 
meet again." 

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Volume IX 


Numl • 

Alumni Association-University of Maryland Our History Makers 

Founded in L892 


Officers for 1937-38 

E. F. ZALESAK, '25, President 
College Park, Md. 
C. Walter Cole, '21, Vice-President G. F. Pollock, '23, Secretary-Treasurer 

Towson, Md. College Park. Md. 

Alumni Board 

(Note — The officers named above are also members of the Alumni Board) 
Reuben Brig-ham, '08, P. W. Chichester, '20, Education 

Arts and Sciences I). H. Adams, '28, Agriculture 

Charles V. Koons, '29, Engineering Ruth Miles, '31, Home Economics 

Members at Large 

Edith Burnside Whiteford, '29, Women's Rep. George Weber. '33, Men's Rep. 

G. F. Pollock, '23, Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly by the University of Maryland 
Alumni Association at College Park, Md., as second-class matter under the Act 
of Congress of March 3, 1879. 

Annual Alumni Association dues are $2.00. One year's subscription to 
Alumni News, 50 cents. 

Group Leaders 

Allegany County: E. Brooke Whiting, '98, President; Dr. Joseph franklin, '21. Secretary, Cum- 
berland, Md. 

Baltimore County: C. Walter Cole, '21, President; H. li. Derrick. '17. Secretary, Towson, Md. 

Baltimore City: Chester Tawney. '31. President. 4022 Roland Avenue; E. Gordon Hammond. '84, 
Secretary, 1023 W. Barre Street, Baltimore. Md. 

Caroline County: George W. Clendaniel. '20, President. Denton; Dr. Maurice A. Brackett, '21, 
Treasurer, Denton ; Mrs. George W. Clendaniel. '21. Secretary. Denton. 

Harford County: W. B. Munnikhuysen. '14. President; H. M. Carroll. '2(1. Secretary. Mel Air. Md. 

Frederick County: J. Homer Remsberg, '18. President; Henry R. Sim. maker. 'IT. Secretary, 
Frederick, Md. 

New York City: Donald Kieffer. '30, President. 105 I i roadway : Sarah Morris, '25, Secretary, 
140 E. 63rd Street, New York City. 

Philadelphia: A. Moulton McNutt. '06, President. 413 Cooper Street, Camden, N. J.; .J. I'. Bludd, 
'07. Secretary, 173 Manheim Street. Philadelphia. Pa. 

Pittsburg: E. Minor Wenner, '27, President, 1111 Gladys Avenue; Dr. A. A. Krieger, '32. Sec- 
retary, Highland Building, Pittsbvirgh, Pa. 

Washington, D. C: J. Douglas Wallop. '1H. President. 6130 N. Dakota Avenue. N. W. ; C. Vincent 
Koons, '29, Secretary, 419 Fourth Street. N. E.. Washington. 

Washington County: Hon. Henry Holzapfel, Jr.. '93, President, Hagerstown, Md.; I.. (;. Mathias, 
'23, Secretary, Hagerstown, Md. 

"M" Club Officers and Board Members 

President- Dr. A. A. Parker, '04. 
Vice-President Donald H. Adams, '28. 

Secretary-Treas. Dr. E. N. Cory, '09. 

Historian Bob Hill. '26. 


Baseball G. F. Pollock. '_:'.. 
Basket-ball— H. B. Shipley. '14. 
Boxing -Victor Wingate. '35. 
Lacrosse- James Stevens, '19. 
Track— Lewis W. Thomas, '28. 

Tennis James Shumate, 17. 
Cross Co. Charles Remsberg, '26. 
Football Kirk Hesley. '23. 
At Large Dr. K. B. Fried, -nwald. '03. 
Dr. A. W. Valentine, '04, 

By G. W 1 '•'■'•. '_*; 

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Cm \ki is P. Ki< \i in 

pHARLES P. KRAU1 H, om ol the 
^ leader- of early Lutheranism ami 
president of Pennsylvania Col], 
Gettysburg, Pa., and editor of religi- 
ous periodicals, was born in Montgom- 
ery County, Pa., second of eight chil- 
dren of a church organist. Hi- father 
was a native German and his mother 
a Pennsylvanian. 

During his early youth hi- family 
moved from church to church, being 
at various times in Philadelphia. York, 
Winchester, Norfolk, and Baltimore. 

Krauth entered the University of 
.Maryland Medical School, but befi 
he could graduate he ran out of funds. 
On his way to borrow some money 
from his uncle in Frederick. Md.. he 
met the Rev. David Frederick Sehaef- 
fer who influenced him to enter the 
clergy. He was licensed as a Lutheran 
clergyman at Baltimore in 1819. He 
served various churches in West Vir- 
ginia and Philadelphia, but in 1834 he 
became the first president of Pennsyl- 
vania (now Gettysburg) College, a 
position he held until 1850. 

Hi' was married twice; first to Catha- 
rine Heiskell, of Staunton. Ya.. ami 
next to Harriet Brown, of Gettysburg. 

During his long ministry he was ac- 
tive in organizing and promoting his 
church. He was instrumental in found- 
ing the Synod of Maryland and Penn- 
sylvania and in establishing the Theo- 
logical Seminary at Gettysburg. He 
also contributed to and was editor of 
several religious periodicals. 

Theologically he was conservative, 
but maintained friendly relations with 
both sides of the bitter controversies 
of his period without committing him- 
self to either. 

Many who knew him have described 
him as an ideal Christian scholar and 
gentleman, and remember him also for 
one personal eccentricity. In saluting 
a person he would raise his hat from 
behind instead of from in front, a habit 
he never gave up in spite of friendly 

Maryland Alumni New? 

Edwin T. Dickerson Candidate 
For Re-election To Supreme Bench 

piDWIN T. DICKERSON, '98, Asso- 
ciate Judge of the Supreme Bench 
of Baltimore City, alumnus of the Uni- 
versity and member of the faculty of 
the Law School, who is a candidate 
for re-election to the Bench, was bora 
at Dickerson, Montgomery County, 
November 26, 1878, and entered the 
University in 1894 as the winner in 
competitive examination of a scholar- 
ship from his county. In 1898 he was 
graduated at the head of his class with 
the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Fol- 
lowing his graduation, he entered the 
graduate school of the Johns Hopkins 
University and in the fall of 1899 en- 
tered the Law School of the University 
of Maryland, from which he was grad- 
uated in 1902 with the degree of 
Bachelor of Laws. He won the scholar- 
ship prize for the highest general aver- 
age in his class and honorable men- 
tion for his thesis at graduation from 
the Law School. 

In 1903 the degree of Master of Arts 
was conferred upon him by the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in recognition of 
his graduate work at the Johns Hop- 
kins University. Following his gradu- 
ation from the Law School, he passed 
the State Bar examination with a per- 
fect average, was admitted to the Bar 
on September 11, 1902, and later 
formed a partnership for the practice 
of law with his uncle, the late W. 
Burns Trundle, which continued until 
the death of Mr. Trundle on April 19, 

In 1919 he formed a law partner- 
ship with Hon. Harry W. Nice, which 
continued until the election of Mr. Nice 
as Governor of Maryland. On Septem- 
ber 24, 1936, Governor Nice appointed 
Judge Dickerson an Associate Judge 
of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore 
City, to continue until the general 
election in November, 1938. 

In 1907, upon the recommendation 
of the late Judge Henry Stockbridgc, 
who was arranging a course of lectures 
for the American Institute of Banking, 
Judge Dickerson conducted the law 
courses of the Institute until its work 
was taken over by the Johns Hopkins 
University in 1924. From 1924 to 1928 
he conducted the law courses offered 
by the Johns Hopkins University in 
the Department of Business Econom- 
ics. In 1907 he was invited by the 
late Judge Alfred S. Niles to join the 

Judge Edwin T. Dickerson. '98 

faculty of the Baltimore Law School 
and continued with that school until 
its merger with the Law School of the 
University of Maryland in 1913. Since 
1913 he has been a member of the fac- 
ulty of the latter school, where he 
teaches the law of contracts. 

In addition to his other work, he 
conducted coaching classes for the 
State Bar examination from 1902 un- 
til 1920. 

He is a member of the Judicial 
Counsel of Maryland; is one of the 
seven judges who were appointed ad- 
visory members of the section of Ju- 
dicial Administration of the American 
Bar Association, to suggest inprove- 
ments in the Law of Evidence; is a 
member of the American Bar Associa- 
tion; the State and City Bar Associa- 
tions; the University, Sportsmen's and 
Scimeter Clubs; the Masons, Elks, Odd 
Fellows, Moose, Kappa Alpha and 
Gamma Eta Gamma fraternities. 

In 1938 he served as general chair- 
man of the celebration of the one hun- 
dred and thirty-first anniversary of the 
granting of the Charter of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. 

He is a Democrat, a bachelor, and 
lives with his sister at 3004 Garrison 
Boulevard, in Baltimore City. 

Cuba Miss Virginia Hoelzel, M.A., 
'32, formerly with the Washington 
Missionary College of Takoma Park, 
is now in Havana, Cuba. 

Maryland Graduate 
Wins First Prize For 
Biological Research 

Arthur H. Bryan, who received his 
Master's degree in Bacteriology from 
the University of Maryland in 1934, is 
the author of the latest 1938 text book 
in his subject entitled "The principles 
of Practice of Bacteriology" published j 
by Messrs. Barnes and Noble of New 
York. He has published in addition j 
some forty odd research papers within | 
the last nine years. Some of the ones 
presented to the various scientific | 
societies being: "Book Contamination 
by Bacteria" — Journal of Industrial 
Medicine, "Bacteriological Evaluation 
of Dentifrices" in the Drug and Cos- 
metic Industi-y; "Comparative Anti- 
septic Action of Ointments and Disin- 
fectants" in the Journal of the Amer- 
ican Pharmaceutical Association; Oral 
Hygiene for School Children, Balti- 
morc Bulletin of Education; "The 
Antisceptic Action of Tooth Pastes 
and Mouth Washes" in the Journal of 
American Pharmaceutical Association, 
etc. These later articles won him the 
first prize for Biological research for 
this year. 


Newell Receives 

New Assignment 

Principal economist S. R. Newell, '22, 
of the Bureau of Agriculture Econo- 
mist U. S. D. A. has been appointed as 
a special assistant to the Assistant 
Chief in charge of Service and Regula- 
tory Work. 

In making the announcement Dr. 
Black states: "Mr. Newell's experi- 
ence, both in the field and in Washing- 
ton, in the work of the Division of 
Crop and Livestock Estimates, and 
more recently with that of the Divi- 
sion of Marketing Research, will be 
particularly valuable in his new du- 

"For several months Mr. Newell has 
devoted considerable time to a study 
of the organization and methods used 
for carrying on the various market 
news services and to the handling of 
current marketing statistics. His work 
in this field has been to aid in develop- 
ing new methods and analyzing prob- 
lems arising from changing conditions. 
It is expected that he will continue 
these and similar studies as well as 
assist in administration work." 

May, 1938 


Front roiv {left to right) — M. E. Davis, S. H. Newman, Pearson, C. A. Chaney, E. W. Armstrong. Center row — 
H. H. Allen, Augustus, E. E. Powell, Copt; A. W. Mason, W. G. Cole, Manager. Buck row—W. //. Mays, C.C 
Bowman, J. II". Kinghorne, G. P. Trax. 

Many Were On Hand For Alumui Day, Lead By Powell 

Delta Phi Chapter 
Sigma Nu Celebrate 

One quarter of a century was passed 
by the Delta Phi Chapter of Sigma Nu 
at Maryland on April 23 last. A joint 
celebration by the Alumni and active 
chapter was held at the Sigma Nu 
House beginning with dinner followed 
by a meeting. 

Dr. F. B. Bomberger, '95, one of the 
founders made the principal talk on 
the spirit of Sigma Nu. E. E. Powell, 
'13, a charter member of Delta Phi 
also spoke of the good old days and 
how the spirit has carried on. 

More than fifty alumni attended the 

To Wed— Charlie Briddell, '36, will 
wed Miss Katherine Thompson of Ver- 
mont on June 11 at the home of the 
bride. This romance began in Charlie's 
sophomore year and success this sum- 
mer. The marriage will bring together 
the Mountains of New England and 
the Eastern Shore of Maryland as 
Charlie's home is in Crisfield, Md. 
Ralph Williams, '33, will be Charlie's 
light bower and best man. 

New Curriculum 

A new curriculum in practical art 
will open in the College of Home Eco- 
nomics next year. The course will 
prepare students for positions as cos- 
tume designers, fashion critics, de- 
partmental buyers of textiles and 
clothing, interior decorators and styl- 
ist or merchandize displayman. Prac- 
tical art will be furnished through the 
cooperation of the department stores 
of Baltimore and Washington. 

Members of the University in charge 
of the course are: Mrs. Frieda Mc- 
Farland, head of the department of 
textiles and clothing, Mrs. McFarland's 
assistant will be Miss Polly Kes- 
singer, a graduate of Penn State Col- 
lege, and Miss Vienna Curtiss, form- 
erly of New York School of Fine and 
Applied Arts at Columbia University. 
In addition, she has had experience in 
interior decoration in Los Angeles 
and Hollywood. 

Ministry — In Yorktown, \'a.. Rev. 
John Letcher Showell, '06, is rector of 
Colonial Grace Church. Formerly of 
Hughesville, Md., Rev Showell moved 
to Virginia last year. 

Peach, '03, Returns 
From Far East 

Just recently an article appeared in 

the Alumni News by Preston L. Peach. 
'03, about his experiences- in the Fed- 
erated Malaya States. Peach is prin- 
cipal of a school for boys at Kaula 
Lumper, some 100 miles north of Sing- 
apore, the Great Far East British na- 
val base. At present he is on a fur- 
lough until next January and planned 
his return to the United States to be 
in time for the Annual Alumni Re- 


Returns — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blood 
who were formerly in Utah have re- 
turned to Washington. Mrs. Blood was 
formerly Dorothy Miles. '36, a member 
of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. Frank, 
a member of the class of '36, is with 
the U. S. D. A. 


Air Conditioning — In Baltimore, ■'. 
Hanson Mitchell. ,( .»S. is the Sunbeam 
Air Conditioning representative tor 
the Fox Furnace Company. Mr. Mit- 
chell is a former president of the 
Alumni Association and president of 
his class. 



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The New Building Program 



The following is the list of buildings to be constructed under the new University's immediate building pi 


Poultry Building and Plant 
Home Economics Building 
Addition to Engineering Building 
Men's Dormitory 
Shops and Service Building 
Greenhouses (4) 
Administration Building 
Addition to Dining Hall 
Remodeling of Dairy Building 


Addition to Hospital 
Addition to Nurses Home 
Addition to Dental and Pharmafcj 
Medical Building 



Mechanics Arts Building 
Administration and Home Econ 
Gymnasium and Recreation Bu 







Class of 1908 




Rossboury Inn To Become Campus Club 

Maryland Alumni News 




X-100 ..Earl Widmyer 1934 

220 Heny Matthews 1926 

S-220 Earl Widmyer 1934 

S-440 Frank Cronin 1937 

440 Frank Cronin 1938 

S-880 Coleman Headley 1938 

880 Coleman Headley 1938 

Mile Coleman Headley 1936 

Mile Coleman Headley 1936 

X-2-mile. . . James Kehoe 1938 

120 High Hurdles Bob Slye 1934 

S-120 High Hurdles Woodstra 1938 

X-220 Low Hurdles Bob Slye 1934 

High jump Edwin Miller 1937 

S-High jump Edwin Miller 1938 

Broad jump Bill Beers 1936 

S-Broad jump Bill Beers 1935 

Shot put.. Earl Zulick ...1928 

S-Shot put Tony Geniawicz 1937 

Discus.^ Bill Guckeyson 1937 

S-Discus Shockey 1937 

X-Javelin.. .Bill Guckeyson 1937 

Pole vault Frank Cronin 1936 

S-Pole vault Bailey 1937 

Mile relay 1935 

(Bob Archer, Coleman Headley, Milo Sonen and War- 
ren Evans I. 

S-Mile relay 1937 

(Bill Thies, Mason Chronister, Coleman Headley and Frank Cron 

Year Record Against Where 

:09.8 William and Mary College Park 

21. 4 Johns Hopkins Baltimore 

21.8 William and Mary College Park 

49.2 Dartmouth College Park 

48.3 Southern Conference meet Durham, N. C. 

1:56.8 ... Michigan State College Park 

1:53.3 Southern Conference meet Durham, N. C. 

4:20.9 Southern Conference meet Durham, N. C. 

4:22.4 University of Richmond College Park 

9:35.6 __ .Michigan State College Park 

15.3 University of Richmond Richmond, Va. 

14.9 (Of Michigan State) College Park 

24.6 William and Mary College Park 

6 ft. 3% in University of Richmond Richmond, Va. 

6 ft. 2% in Rutgers College Park 

23 ft. 2 3 4 in Southern Conference meet Durham, N. C. 

22 ft. 11 in.__ Virginia Tech College Park 

46 ft. 10 4/5 in Southern Conference meet Birmingham, Ala. 

46 ft. 9 in (Of Dartmouth) College Park 

135 ft. 11 in University of Richmond Richmond, Va. 

139 ft. §14 in (Of Virginia Tech) College Park 

208 ft. 5 in D.C.A.A.U. meet College Park 

12 ft. 4 : H in Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. 

12 ft. 2 in (Of Dartmouth) College Park 

3:18.7 Southern Conference meet Chapel Hill, N. C. 

3:27.2 Michigan State College Park 


X — Both University and Stadium records. S — Stadium record. Others (not marked) are University records. 

With St. John's Out 
Grid Tilt Is Needed 

Maryland's 1938 football schedule, 
once completed and announced nearly 
a year ago, now is minus one game 
owing to the request for cancellation 
by St. John's which is considerably re- 
ducing its grid list for next Fall. 

St. John's was scheduled for October 
15, but the date that now appears open 
on the card is November 5, as the 
Western Maryland clash, slated for 
that time, was moved back into the 
spot occupied by the Johnnies. This 
was done because the date conflicted 
with the Navy-Notre Dame tilt in 

Geary Eppley, athletic director, is 
trying to fill the vacant date, but it is 
difficult at this time to find a team 
that will fit into the already difficult 

As matters stand there are plenty of 
home tilts, with four slated at College 
Park and two in Baltimore. However, 
Coach Frank Dobson believes that it 
is better to play each Saturday even if 
you have a hard game each week. 

Here is the 1938 card as it stands: 

Sept. 24— Richmond U., College Pk. 

Oct. 1— Penn State, State College. 

Oct. 8 — Syracuse U., Syracuse. 

Oct. 15 — Western Md., at Baltimore. 

Oct. 22— Virginia, College Park. 

Oct. 29— V. M. I., College Park. 

Nov. 5 — Open 

Nov. 12 — Florida, Gainesville. 

Nov. 19 — Georgetown, College Park. 

Nov. 24 — W. and L., Balto. Stadium. 

Sports Notes 

Frank Cronin and Jim Kehoe, two 
varsity track notables, had brothers 
compete for Bel Air in the Field Day 
meet at the University on May 7. 
Sterling Kehoe, following the foot- 
steps of Jim who had previously won 
the event for Bel Air, captured the 
half-mile. Randall Cronin, Frank's 
brother, could do no better than get a 
tie for second place in the 440-yard 

Bel Air was unable to retain its 
team title in the class for county high 
schools of the State, Bethesda-Chevy 
Chase carrying off the honors with 23 
points. In all 450 athletes competed 
in the interscholastic meet, with Wash- 
ington-Lee High, of Ballston, Va., tak- 
ing the open team trophy. 


Rutgers offered the opposition for 
the Varsity track team on Field Day 
in place of Virginia which was origi- 
nally scheduled. The Cavaliers got 
mixed up in their dates and the meet 
listed with Maryland conflicted with 
the "Big Six" games of the Old Do- 
minion. The Terps beat Rutgers, 78-48. 


Eddie Johnson, ace on the Terp var- 
sity basket-ball and baseball, has been 
elected president of the Student Gov- 
ernment Association of the University 
for next year. This is the highest 
office within the gift of the students. 

Track Makes Great 
Advance in 5 Years 

Track and field athletics at Mary- 
land have made a greater advance than 
any other sport during recent years. 
This is emphasized by a perusal of the 
records which show that all of the 
marks on the books, save two, have 
been put there during the past five 

Henry (Gump) Matthews, who ran 
the 220 against Hopkins in Baltimore 
in 1926 in 21.4, and Earl Zulick, who 
tossed the shot 46 feet 10% inches to 
win the Southern Conference cham- 
pionship at Birmingham in 1928, are 
the only two who can look back far- 
ther than 1934 and claim a mark. 

Frank Cronin, in the 440 and pole 
vault; Coleman Headley, in the half 
and mile; Ed Miller, in the high jump, 
and Jim Kehoe, in the 2-miles, are 
members of the present University 
squad who have set records. Headley 
broke his own half-mile mark and 
Kehoe smashed the 2-mile record by a 
wide margin this spring. 

A list of the records, given here, 
should be interesting to the alumni. 

Alumni at Penn. Relays — When 
Maryland tracksters ran at the Penn 
relay, they were cheered on by Ura 
Long, '08, a former cinder star, Dick 
Maurer, '36, Emerson Ogle, '36, and 
Phil Mossburg, '36. 

May, 1938 

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Maryland's Clever Varsity Lacrosse Squad 

c>< «•? 

Back Row — Manager Long, Hell, 
Lawrence, Mulitz, Meade. Second roiv 
Mueller, Watson, Graham, Parvis, Lee. 

Towson, Badenhoop, Cole, drier. Third KO 
— Neilson, Groff, Lindsay, Nevares, lUoid, 

— Cooke, Scotnicki, Brown, Forrester, 
Wolfe, Deeley, Hewitt. Front row 

Terps Defeat Hopkins 

To Please Old Grads 

Maryland completed its varsity 

sports campaign for 1937-38, with the 

exception of a ball game with George- 

i town in Washington on June 4, when 

I the fine Terp lacrosse ten pleased a 

large Alumni Day crowd on May 21 by 

i beating Johns Hopkins, 12 to 6. 

It was an interesting game of la- 
crosse despite the big Maryland mar- 
gin at the finish, as Hopkins led, •'! to 2, 
at the end of the first half and played 
spiritedly to the end. Maryland, after 
being lethargic in the opening half, 
"went to town" in the last 30 minutes. 
Maryland's victory put the Terps 
right on Hopkins heels in the all-time 
record for the series. The Terps now 
have won 9 of the 17 regular contests 
since they began battling back in 1920, 

but Hopkins still holds an edge of one 
game by virtue of victories in 1928 and 
1932 in Olympic play-off finals. 

The Alumni Day triumph gave 
Maryland four straight and helped 
the Terps make up a lot of ground 
the Jays had gained in their early 
years of the stick series. 

The complete record follows: 

Successful Maryland Mentor 

1920 Hopkins. I : Maryland, 

1923 Hopkins. 4; Maryland, 

1924 Maryland, 1 : Hopkins, 

1925 Maryland, 3 : Hopkins, 

1926 Hopkins, 10 : Maryland, 

1 927 Hopkins, B : Mar} land, 

1928 Hopkins, G : Maryland, 
L928 Hopkins, 6 : Maryland, 

i Olympic play-off i 
l!>2'.i Maryland. « ; Hopkins. 
L980 Maryland, 6 ; Hopkins. 
1981 Maryland, 8 ; Hopkins, 

Hopkins. 7 : M:n \ Intnl. 
I 932 Hopkins, 7 : Maryland, 

i OIj mpic plaj -off i 
1933 Hopkins, G : Mai s land 
L984 Hopkins, 8 : Maryland, 

Man kind, i ; Hopkin 

Maryland. 9 ; Hopkin-. 
1937 Mar] kind. 9 . Hopkin-. 

L938 Maryland, 12 ; Ho,. kin-. 

John E. (J \< K | F w.n; 

Serving his < /> m nth j/i ai tu 
coach of lacrosst . II ■ <■ • ttani 

hi football and baskl t -hall. 


Maryland Alumni News 

s— — 

Personal Pencilings 

Birth — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph I. Gal- 
liker announce the arrival of a baby 
girl. Mrs. Galliker was formerly Chris- 
tine Cook, '38, a member of Kappa 
Kappa Gamma. Joseph, '36, was a 
member of Delta Sigma Phi and is 
employed in Washington, D. C. 

Secretary — Rosalie Carr Grant, '34, 
is doing secretarial work for the Asso- 
ciation of American Railroads in 
Washington, D. C. She was formerly 
in the office of the Dean of Law of the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

Y. M. C. A.— The Boys' Work Direc- 
tor of the Y. M. C. A. in Plainfield, N. 
J., is Frank H. Terhune, '27, formerly 
at Pittsfield, N. J. Frank is married 
and has one girl, Nancy. 

Coast Guard — Commander T. G. 
Crapster, '96, is in charge of the Nor- 
folk Division of the United States 
Coast Guard. 


Kodak — In Rochester, N. Y., with 
the Eastman Kodak Company we find 
John George Hart, '37. 

Accountant — James E. Lamb, Jr., 
'33, formerly assistant to chief under- 
writer of Federal Housing Admin- 
istration in Newark, N. J., is now 
Junior Accountant in Washington, D.C. 

Medicine — Morris J. Nicholson, '33, 
M. D., '36, has a fellowship in Anes- 
thesia at Fahey Clinic in Boston, Mass. 

Steel — At Bethlehem, Pa., we find 
Dale Patterson, '37, in the Sales De- 
partment of the Bethlehem Steel Com- 


Ministry — The assistant director of 
the Trinity Episcopal Church in Hous- 
ton, Texas, is Rev. J. Lawrence Plum- 
ley, '33. He graduated in ministry 
from the University of the South in 
'36. He was rector in charge of Holy 
Composter Episcopal Church and St. 
Paul's Episcopal Church in Freeport, 
Texas. He was recently married by 
his brother, Rev. Walter P. Plumley, 
of Mt. Rainier, Md. 

Birth — Mr. and Mrs. Eben Jenkins 
announce the birth of a daughter, 
Sarah Jean Jenkins, 8 pounds and 3 
ounces, on April 20. Mrs. Jenkins was 
formerly Mary Ingersoll, '32, a mem- 

Assists Faber 




Alrert Heagy 


Defense coach in lacrosse, line tutor 
in football and mentor of freshman 
basket-ball squad. 

ber of Kappa Kappa Gamma. They 
reside in Hyattsville. 

Birth — Mr. and Mrs. 0. R. Carring- 
ton announce the birth of a 7-pound 
son, David Kent, April 10. Mr. Car- 
rington is a Maryland graduate in the 
class of '28, and Mrs. Carrington was 
formerly Mildred Hislop, class of '29. 
They are living in Hyattsville. 

Teacher — Harry E. Hasslinger, '33, 
lieutenant in the Field Artillery Re- 
serve, is now teaching at the Mc- 
Donogh School, McDonogh, Md. 

Secretary — Jerry Schuh, '37, is doing 
secretarial work for Pyke Johnson, Sr., 
of the Auto Manufacturing Associa- 
tion in Washington, D. C. They are 
located in the Transportation Building. 

Accountants Hear Alumnus — When 
the Annual Accountant Frat banquet 
was recently held, Lee R. Pennington, 
'15, was the principal speaker. Pen- 
nington is field superintendent for the 
accounting division for the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation. 

West Virginia — Dr. W. W. Spelsberg, 
'25, M.D., is an eye, ear.nose and throat 
specialist located in Clarksburg, West 

Birth — Mr. and Mrs. Lou Aitcheson 
announce the arrival of a son born 
January 18 last, and who will be known 
from now on as Lou, Jr. Mrs. Aitche- 
son was formerly Virginia Hester, '36. 
Mr. Aitcheson is a popular sports 
writer for the Washington Post. While 
not a Maryland graduate, Mr. Aitche- 

son says "he hopes Lou, Jr., will be a 
Maryland half back some day." 

Marines — Captain John F. Hough, 
'25, of the U. S. Marine Corps, recent- 
ly returned to the U. S. from a tour 
of duty in China. Prior to his return 
he came across Colonel 0. H. Saun- 
ders, '10, of the U. S. Army now in 
the Philippines. Captain Hough now is 
stationed at Quantico, Va. 

Birth — Mr. and Mrs. George E. 
Deaner, of Hyattsville, Md., have a 
daughter one year old, Nancy Ellen, 
who celebrated her birthday on April 
14. Mrs. Deaner was formerly Alma 
Hickox, a member of the class of '32. 

Shoes — Gerald Groves, '34, of Cum- 
berland, is in the shoe business in 
Frostburg, Md. Gerald is a member 
of Sigma Nu. 


Teaching — Polly Mayhew is teaching 
Home Economics and doing graduate 
work at 71 Main St., Nantucket, Mass. 
She was a graduate in the class of '36 
and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta 

Married — Miss Katherine E. Goll, 
'37, and Mr. Ralph Gall, '37, were 
married Easter Sunday at the home of 
the bride in Takoma Park, Maryland. 
Mrs Gall is a grad in Home Economics. 
Ralph is a grad in Engineering and is 
employed at the ElectroDynamic Fur- 
nace Company in Bayonne, N. J. 

Married — Miss Eloise Thawley, '38, 
and Arthur G. Johnson, '37, were mar- 
ried May 8 at Denton, Maryland. Ar- 
thur is interested in a confectionary 
business in Baltimore. 

Employment Notice — The Alumni 
Office has received notice that a posi- 
tion is open with a fertilizer, seed and 
hardware company of prominence in 
Maryland. Graduates in business ad- 
ministration or economics with some 
business experience who are inter- 
ested, are requested to communicate 
with the Alumni Secretary. 

Marriage — Miss Fay Reuling, '36, 
and Rodger Kelley were married May 
7 in Baltimore. 


Shipbuilding — Superintendent of the 
Machine Shop Division of the Newport 
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Com- 
pany is John C. Sterling, '16. He is 
married and has four children. 





May Queen 

Her Court 

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Standing (left to right) — Lucille Weller, Sylvia Waldman, Dorothy Hobbs, Mildred Hearn, 
Jean Paterson, Cecilia Goldsmith, Bernice Jacobs, Eileen Kellermun. 

Seated — Betty McCormick, Frances Eppley, Hildreth Newell, Joe Shipley, Frances Adams, 
Ruth Adavis, Christine Kcmpton. 





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